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Learning This Way Is Causing You to Fail (What They Don't Tell You About Entrepreneurship)

Published on: December 9 2022 by MyWifeQuitHerJob Ecommerce Channel

Learning This Way Is Causing You to Fail (What They Don't Tell You About Entrepreneurship)

Learning This Way Is Causing You to Fail (What They Don't Tell You About Entrepreneurship)

in this video i'm going to tok about
why our education system is broken why
grades don't matter and that the way
we're being educated in this country is
actually holding us back from
entrepreneurship
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when new videos come out now growing up
as an asian american with strict parents
i was expected to get good grades in
whatever subject i took and there were
no exceptions and even though i haven't
taken a class in decades the thought of
getting a b still sends chills up my
spine in fact i occasionally have
nightmares where i'm taking an exam in a
classroom full of nerds and i don't know
any of the answers crazy right well now
what if i told you that getting good
grades was bad for entrepreneurship and
that my entire asian upbringing actually
hindered me from starting a successful
business all right calm down crazy tiger
parents i haven't gone off the deep end
but please don't revoke my asian
membership card but i do want you to
hear me out after starting multiple
seven-figure businesses while raising
two kids i've come to realize that
getting good grades and entrepreneurship
don't always mix
now you'll probably find this shocking
but i was a model student in both high
school and college and my parents raised
me to believe that getting good grades
would take me the distance in life
get good grades get into a good school
get a job and then ride your career into
the sunset
now for the most part i still believe
these principles hold true my grades in
high school allowed me to get into
stanford which allowed me to get a great
job designing microprocessors where i
worked for 17 years before i quit now in
hindsight i could have very easily have
stayed at my day job for another 17
years and lived a cushy corporate
lifestyle now would i have been happy
maybe
would i have the freedom that i had
today no way in fact the freedom piece
is the missing ingredient from the
prototypical asian success equation it's
something that i didn't realize until i
had my own kids now here's the thing my
parents did a great job of raising my
brother and i and supported us no matter
what profession we decide to pursue as
long as it was a doctor lawyer engineer
now just quick note here my brother and
i are typical cookie cutter asian kids
my brother went to harvard and harvard
law and is now a practiking lawyer i got
a bs in ms in electrical engineering
from stanford and we both played piano
in a varsity sport in high school and we
were on the math team debate team etc
now with my parents i actually didn't
see them as often as i would have liked
and i was actually closer to my grandma
who took care of me during the day while
my parents were at their day jobs now my
mom worked nine to seven monday through
friday and often spent time in the lab
on weekends and likewise my dad was gone
from nine to six p.m monday through
friday and worked a good number of
weekends as well now don't get me wrong
i fully appreciate the opportunities
that my parents opened up for me but for
my kids i wanted to provide the same
level of support that my parents gave me
without sacrificing quality family time
now here's just a quick side story in
order to afford my stanford education
while my brother was in harvard law
school my dad actually came out of
retirement and went back to work full
time and at the time i didn't realize
why he took another job until well after
i graduated so thank you dad i really
appreciate it
anyway i told myself that i would never
choose money or work at the expense of
getting to know my own children and
entrepreneurship was my solution and
today my wife and i had the flexibility
to be present with our family without
worrying about financial constraints now
we're not rich but we're not poor either
now my only regret is that i wish i
started my businesses sooner and
honestly i believe that being raised as
a straight a machine held me back
anyway the purpose of today's video is
to reflect on specific examples and
experiences where getting good grades
had a negative impact on my
entrepreneurial spirit now right now
you're probably wondering where i'm
going with this video after all how can
getting an a possibly hinder you in
business now it's not about the grade
itself but the mindset of getting the a
that kills you so first off the quest
for the a grade often requires you to
follow directions and complete
assignments in a way that the teacher or
professor expects i once took a software
programming class in college where one
of the final projects was to design a
blackjack game using object oriented
principles now this assignment was
actually a great exercise and fun to
code but there are many problems with
the way the project was presented to the
students instead of providing high level
objectives and letting the students just
run with it the teacher gave us
pre-written skeleton code which made the
assignment essentially brain did all you
had to do was just fill in the blanks
where the guts of the functions were
missing now i wanted to learn how to
create this program from the ground up
so i didn't use any of the sample code
or frameworks at all essentially i chose
to write the program completely from
scratch and it took me a while but my
blackjack program was excellent if i do
say so myself and my finished product
was way beyond the scope of the
assignment but when i got my project
back i full-on expected get an a but
instead i was greeted with an ominous
please see me note now the professor
explained to me that while my program
worked just fine and fulfilled the
objectives of the project he couldn't
give me a good grade because i didn't
use his frameworks and pre-written code
he actually called me in to give me
another chance but i had to complete the
assignment the same way as everyone else
so what could i do i didn't want a bad
grade so i grudgingly completed the
program by just filling in the
pre-designated functions
later on the teaching assistant
commiserated with me and told me that
all students had to follow the framework
in order to ensure easy and consistent
grading now i can understand the motive
but i still find this policy ridiculous
to this day the professor effectively
prevented me from coding the way i
wanted to code and restrain my
creativity
now getting good grades also requires
you to conform to your professor's way
of thinking and this is especially true
for classes that are fuzzy and require
you to write papers as part of your
final grade
i took an art history class my freshman
year in college where the final grade
was based on two essay exams that were
taken the middle and the end of the term
now i actually took a keen interest to
this class and for my first midterm exam
i decided to write an essay that
captured my own interpretations of the
art i wrote a pretty good essay that
compared and contrasted my views to that
of the professor
and while i mostly agreed with the
professor's points i also provided
arguments that contradicted him as well
and this resulted in a b-minus now
fearing a bad grade i decided not to
make the same mistake on the final for
the final essay i wrote a canned paper
that essentially regurgitated the
lectures i used similar terminology that
the professor used in describing the
paintings and i used verbiage like
resilient suppleness and texture
reasoning both phrases that would
normally never have come from my mouth
now i got an a in the final and for the
class well i learned that i had to
imitate someone else to do well
now sometimes getting the a requires no
brain power at all this is especially
true for classes such as math where
various formulas are used to obtain an
answer because many classes don't
emphasize the applications getting an a
often entails plugging a bunch of
numbers into a formula
sure the teacher derives the formula for
you but unless you have context for what
the equations are used for you often end
up plugging and chugging to get the
answer
now why would you use your brain when
you can simply use a can method to
obtain the answer how many of you
actually remember calculus from college
and how many of you actually know when
and how to use it now solving problems
based on formulas is problematik because
it trains you to see the world in terms
of right and wrong answers it makes you
less likely to take action unless you
have all the information
now i remember being shocked when i
discovered that my college classes were
all graded on a curve for my freshman
physics class my professor outright
announced to the class that only 10 of
us were going to get an a
now what did this do to my mentality
well it immediately put me into
competition mode i didn't try and help
anyone out with their problem sets nor
did i collaborate with anyone on the
assignments and as far as i was
concerned it was every man for himself
and i carried this frame of mind into
business for the longest time
now when i look back at my high school
and college career i fully understand
the need to assign grades as students
but the skills required to get straight
a's in school are not conducive to
success in less structured environments
like the business world where there is
no set path
now i'm not an expert in education but
what i can say is that thinking outside
the box non-conformity and collaboration
are the pillars of entrepreneurship
there's no magic formula for success in
order to succeed you have to stand out
from the pack and make up your own rules
now here's the irony of my life
i spent 16 years following a rigid set
of guidelines trying to please everyone
and fit in with my peers when the
complete opposite is what made me
successful in business when i graduated
from college grades were the only thing
that i was good at i was great at
following rules and not making them
which made me second-guess myself a lot
am i doing this the right way how are
other people doing it am i even
qualified to do this so for example when
i first started writing for my wife
twitterjob.com i tried to blend in with
other blogs in my niche i avoided
controversy at all costs and i mimicked
other popular authors i was afraid of
upsetting anyone with my writing and i
copied other people because i was
searching for rules to follow and role
models to imitate now it took me several
years but i eventually learned to trust
my own voice worry less about rejection
and that's when my blog really started
taking off
anyway here's the dilemma with my own
kids on one hand i want my kids to get
good grades in order to develop a great
work ethic but on the other hand i don't
want them turning into mindless
grade-grubbing robots that can't think
outside the box i also don't want them
to feel rejection like i did for many
years and it's a delicate balance that
i'm still trying to figure out now what
are your thoughts on grades and the
current education system i would love to
know in the comments below hope you
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