What I Learned From Malcolm X

The Only Constant is Change In high school, basketball was my life. I wasn’t very involved around school, I didn’t have many close friends, and all of my free time was spent in a gym. To play college basketball was my dream. That’s all I wanted. When I first started college, I wanted to be…

Why I Decided Not to Get My MBA

Life Direction “Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist Since the very beginning of my college career, everyone seemed to agree that I needed to get my MBA. My advisors heavily encouraged it my freshman…

The Delusional Popular Belief in College

Partying One of my favorite books of all time is Zero to One by Peter Thiel. In his book, Peter Thiel says if you can identify a delusional popular belief, you can find what lies hidden behind it: the contrarian truth. The delusional popular belief I identified in college is that college is all about…

A Revolution in Higher Education

Self-discovery In one of my first blog posts, The Case Against Being Sheeple, I quoted Seth Godin who said, “Public school is an artifact of the industrial age. It was invented by industrialists, who needed compliant factory workers.” In college, I started to feel this on a deep level. I felt as if I was…