Genius Turner

Article by Genius Turner  for Entrepreneurs HANDBOOK

During a Q&A session of the Satellite 2020 conference, Elon Musk — the college dropout who ditched Stanford to roll the dice on his first start-up — was asked to share a few thoughts on how to make college more affordable.

Though I expected an answer long and sour, Musk kept it short and sweet:

“You don’t need college to learn stuff!”

Musk then noted that given we live in the Information Age — knowledge is essentially free.

Unlike the Dark Ages when Encyclopedists had to all but smuggle information as if they were bootlegging for Al Capone, Millennials, and Gen Zers live in an age where info is but a click away.

In short, as Musk noted, we live in an age where the food for thought is served at an all-you-can-eat buffet.

As far as “stuffed” goes, Musk roasted colleges for being stuffed with “annoying homework assignments. […] I think colleges are basically for fun and to prove you can do your chores, but they’re not for learning.”

The crowd roared with applause… READ MORE