Education

posted on Friday, May 5, 2017

My son has a B.S. in CS [Computer Science]. It has done him no good. He would have been better off majoring in young child education and starting a day care.               –Gary North

Where to start?

Community College.
Library.
Online.

READ & LEARN TO GET DEGREES, CERTIFICATES, AND LICENSES
But you should not just learn, just consume information.  You should be in the act of procuring relevant certificates, degrees, licenses. 

POSITION YOURSELF AS AN EXPERT IN YOUR FIELD
To position yourself as an expert in your field, read the top books in your field and write reviews of the books, posting your reviews on a website that positions you as an expert in your field.

Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

The Medium shows you what signals from an education are valuable.  

A person with a strong GitHub profile has a signal that beats a degree. If you’ve launched a startup, even if it lasted only six months and ultimately failed, you’ve done something that sends a more powerful signal than a degree. If you’ve raised money, sold products, done freelance work, produced videos, run social media campaigns, mastered SEO or AdWords, built a website, designed logos, started a nonprofit, been published in a handful of outlets with good content, had valuable work experience, or even just have an amazing online presence via a personal website and/or excellent LinkedIn and social media profiles, you have a signal more valuable than most degrees.

 
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