Busted Myth of the Week: It’s Best to Attend an Elite College

Barry Lenson

Busted Myth of the Week: It’s Best to Attend an Elite College

You’ve probably heard that if you want to succeed, you have to attend the most prestigious college that you can. If possible, a college with a name that everyone will know when you say it.

That’s bunk. Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric, attended the University of Massachusetts. Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Computer, started his studies at Reed College, and then he dropped out and never completed a college degree at all.

The fact is, people succeed today because of their skills, determination and imagination. And as you might notice, none of those factors has anything to do with attending a brand-name college.

We’ll bust another myth next week. Stay tuned!

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