Caterina Fake on Dropping Out of College

College works on the factory model, and is in many ways not suited to training entrepreneurs. You put in a student and out comes a scholar. Entrepreneurship works on the apprenticeship model.

The world is changing so quickly, it’s difficult to put too much emphasis on how irrelevant typical college educations are for a growing segment of the population. Formal higher education certainly has its place for certain specialized fields, but we are well into a season where “you have to have a college degree to succeed” is a dangerous myth.