I am totally busy trying to get ready for my trip to Georgia this weekend (I’m teaching a consulting skills workshop for the staff of the Youth Programs at Habitat for Humanity next week – can’t wait!) but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for you to share some advice for 17-year old Alexius who asked:
"Hi, I want to start a business that I have plan thoroughly but I am still studying, so should I continue my studies or should I hit the streets? Alexius, 17"
As for me, as much as I know that traditional education has a lot to improve, I almost always encourage teenagers to go on to college. So much of what you learn there is not in the books (and I mean the positive things, not the horrid drunken frat parties that you should avoid) and it is much harder to go back to school once you are rocking and rolling in the working world.
I think starting an entrepreneurial venture on the side of your studies while young is the way to go so you get the best of both worlds.
I am sure that all of you will have many different perspectives and opinions about this, so comment away!
I would love it if Alexius’ parents would comment too, as I think their perspective would be interesting.