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Palo Alto High Club Fosters Would-Be Tech Moguls - NYTimes.com


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no need to wait...why do you need college if you already can code?

This seems a tad obnoxious:

Founding a company in high school is “a great opportunity,” said Vincent Gurle, 18. Later in life, “if you fail at business you might have to go live with your parents,” he said. “But we’re already doing that.”

Still, Aaron Levie of Box points out that Jobs, Gates, and Zuckerberg never finished college:

“I told them to make friends and leverage their four years of freedom,” he said. “If you look at Apple, Microsoft and Facebook, you see that lots of foundational things can happen among high school friends.” Like those other companies, he said, Box, valued at about $350 million, was built by several high school friends.

Then again, Jobs, Gates, and Zuckerberg are the exception.

Most startups fail.

It doesn't matter either way if you went to college or didn't... If you "got it" you got it. If you don't, you have to keep learning.

Maybe you learn better sitting in a classroom or lab. Maybe you learn better by trying and trying again. Either way, you'll judge yourself on your readiness based upon your own criteria without regard to Gates, Jobs, or Zuck... because the market sure won't give that regard.

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