3. Com­pletely un­con­ven­tional

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En­trepreneurs are al­ways out-of-the-box thinkers, and as Jim Blasingame, the host of the Small Busi­ness Ad­vo­cate Show, says: “The en­trepreneur eats con­ven­tional wis­dom for break­fast.” This is of­ten why tra­di­tional ed­u­ca­tion struc­tures re­sult in en­trepreneurs, who may be very in­tel­li­gent, fail­ing in the sys­tem be­cause it is sim­ply too con­ven­tional for them. Yet these peo­ple can be­come wildly suc­cess­ful in­no­va­tors and busi­ness own­ers af­ter leav­ing school.

Take for ex­am­ple Thomas Edi­son, a leg­endary in­no­va­tor, whose teach­ers told him that he was too stupid to learn any­thing or Al­bert Ein­stein, who was os­tracised be­cause he could not learn us­ing tra­di­tional meth­ods.

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