I probably don’t use StumbleUpon as much as I should. But I do try to find at least 2 quality sites everyday that may help to develop a business mindset.
This morning I StumbledUpon a great post by Brian Armstrong entitled, 8 Essential Skills They Didn’t Teach You In School
What I found so interesting was Brian’s view that most of what he was taught in school was of little actual practical use to him. That sounds a little familiar and definitely in keeping with my theme of the “mummy state” churning out clones to perpetuate the myth that there is a “standard” way to live your life.
Certainly what we learn in school has very little to do with developing a business mindset.
And yet, more and more people around the world are becoming self employed and need to think about business in a different way.
In particular, Brian picks up on economics lessons being academic mumbo jumbo, oh how so very true. Just take a look at that chart above – absolutely riveting stuff! But how useful is that to your business!
We have kids leaving our schools bored senseless with some of this stuff, having been force fed micro and macro economics and yet having no idea how to operate a bank account or that if you have a credit card you have to pay back the amount spent!
Why this post is so good is that the skills Brian refers to are required by all of us, particularly those looking to change their lifestyle from the “prescribed” 9 – 5 AND he provides links to additional resources for further, more detailed reading.
When I was at school the less academic kids were taught woodwork and metalwork – so they’d have a trade to follow when they left school. Thinking back, at least they were being taught something useful for their lives. The bulk of us were given very little that would really help us in life.
It’s about time that changed – but then the “mummy state” would have people thinking for themselves – I’m sure they wouldn’t want that!
I’ve subscribed to Brian’s RSS feed and after reading his post you may find you want to do the same.