A common point of discussion is whether college has the same value today as it has in the past. With the ability to learn online and networks available outside the current university structure, I can certainly understand it. However, in order for this to occur, the “accreditation worship” of college degrees must first decline, if not cease to exist.
For example, it seems that tech bros and podcast hosts are the most adamant about the end of college as the standard first path. However, they are the largest culprits in the obsession and projection. Recently, Tim Ferriss had Howard Marks on his podcast. Howard is 74 years old, the co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, and the 37th wealthiest American per Forbes. He finished his graduate work 51 years ago. What relevance do his degrees hold today?
Below is the episode description:
Before we start talking about the end of the college degree, we will need to end the worship of it.