Monday, July 23, 2012
Insights and Opinions: Experience Is The Best Teacher
Story by Howard Marks
For our Insights and Opinions section today, Howard Marks, the founder of startup accelerator StartEngine, and co-founder of Activision argues: universities ought to be focusing themselves on creating entrepreneurs.
The old University of Bologne (founded 1088) created the first academic charter ensuring academic freedom within its boundaries. Since then, the university as we know it has come to mean any institution of higher education generally focused upon the rigorous learning of complex areas of study, like syntactic structures of Creole languages or the intersection of metaphysics and particle physics. All of this is well and good, and above all necessary (for where would our society be without poetry), but perhaps the university has been steering too many students towards the books and away from the real world.
When it comes right down to it, a university is better off creating entrepreneurs than anything else. To successfully run a university of any size (Continued...)
Read the rest of Howard's opinion piece, Experience Is The Best Teacher.