How many times have you asked yourself if it was worth it to study and not spending those 4 or 5 years to develop your idea which was going to revolutionize the history of IT, Business and Communications??.
Maybe you are still studying and you would like to take a decision. I was about to write a Post but today I found this interesting article at Forbes which I share.
Six Questions To Ask Before Dropping Out Of College To Become An Entrepreneur
Many successful entrepreneurs, business owners and world leaders have something in common. When asked how they achieved their success, they point to a role model they knew personally or were familiar with during their formative and most inspired years. The role model lived a life that seemed appealing to them. That’s how many young entrepreneurs look at people like Bill Gates today, whether or not they’re fans of Microsoft. After all, Bill Gates dropped out of college and is now the world’s second richest man. That’s some serious inspiration for you — not because of the money but because of the opportunities brought about by wealth.
Gates’ story isn’t exactly rags to riches. He had opportunities many other kids in high school did not have, and he was the kind of person who sought success and worked hard to learn what he needed to know. He didn’t fail out of college like many drop-outs; he made opportunities for himself that made his college education superfluous.
That’s not going to be the case for everyone who considers dropping out of college to start a business. The idea of striking out on your own, accepting a significant amount of risk, betting on yourself to succeed like Bill Gates despite the odds against you, is not a decision to be taken lightly. For Gates, Michael Dell, and other successful people held up as examples by a crowd turning against higher education and its higher costs, their success story was written before they even entered college.
My opinion?. Of course to get a degree but if it takes you 5, 6, or 15 years does't matter so if you have a nice Business case in the middle of your degree, just pause your studies, focus on your idea and then came back to your studies. In any case I will soon write a Post about this