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Instant Millionaires: The Secrets of Overnight Success by Max Gunther

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14. Missing from the Curriculum

It seems worth noting that not many of our speedy succeeders are college graduates, and some didn’t even finish high school. Even among the degree holders there is little evidence that the facts and thought patterns learned in college contributed much to the achievement of instant success. The one noteworthy exception is Howard Brown, the Plaza Group psychologist. All the rest seem to have piled up their quick money by using facts, skills, ideas and techniques picked up outside the groves of academe.

Can we draw a conclusion here? Our sample is admittedly small, but maybe we can wonder whether formal education is irrelevant in terms of material success.

That would be sad, if true. As a matter of fact it is ...

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