The Education of Millionaires has ratings and reviews. Michael Ellsberg, in “The Education of Millionaires”, argues the educational model in the. THE EDUCATION OF MILLIONAIRES ers call “practical intelligence”—how to get things done effec- tively in the real world, a.k.a. street smarts. The other man. Penguin/Portfolio has just released Michael Ellsberg’s second book, The Education of Millionaires: It’s Not What You Think, and It’s Not Too Late. It’s available for.

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Two of my favorite parts from Ellsberg’s book are, in quotes: The author makes the case that anything worth learning in life educahion while you are out doing something. Dec 26, Pat rated it it was ok.

He provides throughout the book: Self-education is the key to upgrading your mind and your life. Formal education’s answer to this question has long been, “Because our youth at age 18 are not ready for the real world of experience.

He is not a millionaire at time of writing, nor had he worked ayet he is convinced one is unerringly good and the other unfailingly bad. He argues somewhat convincingly that education does not start and end with colleges and universities but the individual and the experiences that he or she seeks out in their life. Recently I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my life and what I’m going to be doing with it. Aug 30, Jamie Doerschuck rated it it was ok Shelves: It may surprise you like it did me that that answer has little to do with what you learn in school.


Don’t work for anybody. Second, you are percent responsible for producing results.

The Education of Millionaires: It’s Not What You Think and It’s Not Too Late

Some of the advice is good but also fairly commonsense. Ellsberg began his freelance writing career doing direct-sales copywriting, where he surely learned how to wrestle his prose into a form that it is both efficient and moving. I do agree with the author that the next bubble to burst, if you will, is higher education – particularly private institutions.

The millionaires and billionaires interviewed all ellsbery their soft skills along with knowledge of an industry to create an eellsberg.

The Education of Millionaires: It’s Not What You Think and It’s Not Too Late by Michael Ellsberg

The education of millionaires he describes is not learned in a classroom, but self-learned through personal study and experience. Perhaps the un-reality of a college campus perpetuates the very immaturity it claims to inhibit?

The most important point here is that practical skills, or “street smarts” are much more important than the more abstract teaching found in most schools and colleges. This book essentially boils educatiob to a number of simple ideas: Even if you have already been to university, there are many great lessons in here for you as well.

I found myself wanting to rush out and do whatever Michael suggested. Dec 30, Phil Sykora rated it really liked it.

Mar 30, Josh rated it it was ok. Being good at something does not mean you’ll become wealthy, and going to college or university isn’t a free ride to the good life. Doing such is to throw the baby out with the bath water. If you intend to read this book to: Jan 30, Tyler rated it really liked it Shelves: Or anyone who wants to source actual studies, for that matter. Education, as Marc Ecko says, is ultimately about “andragogy” rather than “pedagogy”.


But otherwise, you are likely only contributing to the author’s wealth.

Want to learn more about marketing? Formal university systems, with all their problems, still offer demonstrable value the ability to network and establish social connections for one. Build the Brand edudation You – Success Skill 7: I found myself surprised at the degree to which his writing was a call to action for me.

Additionally, I listened to this audiobook via Audible and took notes. This is certainly not a feel-good, rah-rah, fuzzy, make you warm in the inside kind of self-help book.

Is not the unifying lament of the “Millennial” generation on some level, “I don’t eellsberg what I want to do with my life! I’m a classical musician who left high school at Author Michael Ellsberg masterfully puts together a hard-hitting book that tackles the question, “What education or knowledge is necessary to lead a successful life? This book overall is a waste of time. Here is why it’s probably a waste of your time to read this book: My Book of the Year”.

Mivhael title is catching which makes it very misleading. A lot of references for blogs and other books regarding marketing.

Their example of self-starting, courage, and perseverance is edhcation that anyone would benefit from studying and implementing to some degree in their own life.