To Improve Startup Odds, Say Yes to College

A business school classroom at Bentley University Courtesy Bentley University

A recent New York Times story, “Saying No to College,” depicts “a groundswell of university-age heretics” and interviews a handful of entrepreneurs who dropped out of college to launch their own technology startups. It mentions familiar dropouts like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg, as well as Peter Thiel’s controversial fellowship program that pays teenagers $100,000 to skip college and start their own ventures.

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