Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #121
I just heard on an EntreLeadership podcast - referencing the book The Millionaire Mindset by Thomas Stanley that the average GPA of "deca-millionaires" was 2.75!
This - I think - drives home the point that sometimes our greatest innovators and entrepeneurs aren't adept at "doing school."(check out the great book by Denise Clark Pope of that same title - it's on our professional library) It's not that they're not bright. I just think they don't see the merit in jumping through the hoops of school.
It would be very interesting to follow some of our 'great' students - with their lofty 4.0 GPAs (and by that I mean the ones who learn to"do school" which means not to really learn but to study hard the night before to do well on a test to earn the grade without really learning anything - as Don Tapscott said when studying college students "The goal is to get an A without ever having gone to a lecture") to see how they fair out in the real world -
Here are 10 top entrepreneurs who explain how to be awesome.
My favorite is Steve Jobs' advice: Be willing to fail.
How often do we allow our students to do that?