James Cook University at Sims Drive

James Cook University Sims Drive Singapore

Monday, May 21, 2007

Paper qualifications

It's a worrying trend that my numerous graduate friends of me either don't want to marry and doesn't want to bear children.

Might be due to fear of the difficulties or failures or have the courage to face the problems.

Some of my friends who doesn't qualify to enter the universities, anyway their parents felt that they should no matter what get a tertiary education, even their children is not qualified they would send them to an oversea education to get a piece of paper. Because societies emphasis on paper qualifications.

You can see numerous entrepreneurs, who didn't gone through the process. Suddenly got a Doctor title in front of their name cards, even they didn't went through the process, because they felt that is good to have a doctorate title when making deals or going to a meeting. And people would respect them more.

Robert Kiyosaki in his book Rich Dad, Poor Dad in his book said that. Educational institutions fail to educate a child in investment and money management.

Thomas Edison only had primary 3 education yet he became the greatest inventor. His curiosities and seeking mind got the better of his limited 'paper qualification'. He hope that his inventions can vastly benefit humanities.

Henry Ford also had little education, yet he is one of the greatest entrepreneur. He is able to put together a much better qualify team of engineers them him to work for him. And made some of the greatest production technology innovations in history.

One of Singapore greatest entrepreneur Lien Ying Chow. Had no education, but set up and donate lots of money to the universities.

I gave my two children name that emphasis character and hope that they able to have exemplary characters in future.

Don't get me wrong, paper qualification is important. Problem with overemphasis on paper qualifications will got a person into problems later.

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