Phi Beta Cons

Another Story on CEOs and College

Further buttressing my argument that having a college degree is neither necessary nor sufficient for business success, consider this story.
One email I received in response to my paper “The Overselling of Higher Education” was from a man in the financial industry who lamented that his firm rigidly adhered to the policy of considering only college degree holders for many positions, thus screening out a lot of perfectly capable, older employees who had abundant experience but lacked the supposedly vital ingredient of a college diploma. He thinks that that policy is very foolish. Little of what people need to know to succeed is learned in classrooms.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.