Tulsa, Oklahoma (PRWEB) July 16, 2014
More and more students are graduating from college and finding themselves without jobs, deeply in debt and without the skills they need to succeed in business. According to PewResearch, 21.6 million Millennials lived in their parents’ home in 2012. At least one third were college students. Forty five percent of college graduates show no improvement in critical thinking, complex reasoning or writing after two years of college (New York Times, March 2013).
Research shows that many graduates are not learning the practical training they need to succeed.
Thrive15 is offering a solution to aspiring entrepreneurs by providing practical training that can be applied immediately. CEO Clay Clark says he dropped out of college so he could pursue growing his business full time.
“Most of the entrepreneur success stories and industry makers that I aspired to be like were not college graduates. The Wright Brothers, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, Walt Disney, Richard Branson, Russell Simmons, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and countless other top level entrepreneurs didn’t graduate from college, but they did need practical education,” says Clark. “Although some professions require it, as an aspiring entrepreneur I knew I didn’t need to spend three years studying the Mesopotamia River Valley, humanities or learning entrepreneurship from a professor who has never been an entrepreneur."
While wearing a cap and gown and presenting an ironic and powerful message to the Stanford Graduating Class of 2005, college dropout and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs said, “I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.
“I grew up without a lot of money. After studying the lives of many of America’s most successful entrepreneurs, I realized that I didn’t need to complete college to achieve my goals,” says Clark. “I created Thrive15 to provide others with practical entrepreneurial education that would be taught by people who had an idea and turned it into a profitable business.”
Thrive15 provides 15-minute entertaining and practical business educational videos taught by millionaires, mentors and everyday entrepreneur success stories. Thrivers can learn leadership from former NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson, management from former Executive VP of Walt Disney World Resorts Lee Cockerell, how to raise capital from Regent Bank President and CEO Sean Kouplen or how to grow a business at home from Mompreneur Jill Donovan of Rustic Cuff.
For more information , visit Thrive15.com.
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