Blog Category: Alternatives To College

THE END OF AMERICA (from an optimist’s perspective)

I’m usually accused of being too much of an optimist. When someone tells me “global warming” I immediately think, “Good thing people are working on alt-energy solutions.” When someone tells me “automation…

I’m usually accused of being too much of an optimist. When someone tells me “global warming” I immediately think, “Good thing people are working on alt-energy solutions.” When someone tells me “automation will crush jobs” I think, “Well, look at what happened when ATMs supposedly were going to replace bank tellers. Nothing. The cost savings […]

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15 Essential Skills They Don't Teach You In College

This is what I wish: that my daughters don’t go to school. I offered my oldest the very prestigious “Altucher Fellowship”. Never awarded before. Only awarded to her. Basically it says: do…

This is what I wish: that my daughters don’t go to school. I offered my oldest the very prestigious “Altucher Fellowship”. Never awarded before. Only awarded to her. Basically it says: do exactly what I tell you to do for a year and don’t go to college. I’m not sure she’s going to take it. […]

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The Pros and Cons of Going To College

(Ok. I know. I’ve written about this (but not in the past two years). BUT Someone just asked this on Quora AND things keep changing all the time. So my answer.) Getting…

(Ok. I know. I’ve written about this (but not in the past two years). BUT Someone just asked this on Quora AND things keep changing all the time. So my answer.) Getting a degree wasted five years of my life. I got an undergraduate degree in Computer Science in three years. Then I went to […]

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THE ULTIMATE COLLEGE CHALLENGE TO FOOL MY KIDS INTO NOT GOING TO COLLEGE

I give up. I can’t tell my kids not to go to college. I have tried all the usual statistics: A) student loan debt you’ll never be able to pay back. B…

I give up. I can’t tell my kids not to go to college. I have tried all the usual statistics: A) student loan debt you’ll never be able to pay back. B ) for the first time ever, greater than 50% of the unemployed have college degrees. So that whole myth of “you can’t get […]

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Is College A Scam?

The woman sitting behind me on the train kept saying into her phone, “He was obsessed with talking about my vagina. Is that weird?” I was trying to listen to her conversation.…

The woman sitting behind me on the train kept saying into her phone, “He was obsessed with talking about my vagina. Is that weird?” I was trying to listen to her conversation. But now her voice was lower. “Should I feel guilty about what I did?” she was saying. I really wanted to know what […]

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Unschool Yourself!

I want to put on Google Glasses, stare at the sun until I go blind, and have a Google Hangout with all my friends at the same time while the sun burns…

I want to put on Google Glasses, stare at the sun until I go blind, and have a Google Hangout with all my friends at the same time while the sun burns my vision away. Everyone will see what I will be seeing (or not seeing. Because of going blind) because of the Google Glasses. […]

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Hitting Bottom, Idea Sex, How Not To Pay Student Loans, and More

WHEN I HIT BOTTOM Corey Mays ‏@coreyisamaysing: What was one of the most important things you learned from failing at a start up? Answer: I called my parents to borrow a few…

WHEN I HIT BOTTOM Corey Mays ‏@coreyisamaysing: What was one of the most important things you learned from failing at a start up? Answer: I called my parents to borrow a few hundred dollars. Two years earlier I had $15 milllion cash in the bank. Now I had $0 in the bank. ZERO. I had […]

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