“You don’t need college to learn stuff”
Musk makes a great point here about the value of higher education.
Elon Musk says college is ‘for fun’ and not for learning, echoing PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel
In 2011, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel began paying college kids to drop out of school to develop a start-up. Elon Musk, who led the payments company with Thiel before becoming CEO of Tesla and creating SpaceX, has a similar view of higher education.
During his keynote at the Satellite 2020 conference in Washington, D.C., on Monday, an audience member asked Musk about the necessity of college education.
“You don’t need college to learn stuff,” he said. The value is “seeing whether somebody can work hard at something.”
He added that “colleges are basically for fun and to prove you do your chores, but they’re not for learning.”
Audience Q about the necessity of college education:
Musk: “You don’t need college to learn stuff.” The value of college is “seeing whether somebody can work hard at something.”
“Colleges are basically for fun and to prove you can do your chores, but they’re not for learning.”
— Michael Sheetz (@thesheetztweetz) March 9, 2020
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