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11-30-2012, 09:44 AM
Bourne Endeavor
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Originally Posted by Pepper View Post
I have a major in economics. I know for a fact that getting a degree didn't make me an expert in any way. Work experience is the only thing that can make you an expert.

The fact that you got billion dollars doesn't make you any better than the guy next to you but if you have built a business that netted you a billion dollars sure makes you better than a guy with zero actual work experience.
That is not entirely accurate. Work experience is a helpful tool however, it is one among the many that have proven viable. There are plenty of people with little to no higher education in the classical sense, yet have amassed a fortune through self-taught research and hiring the right people to accommodate their weaknesses.

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