Seth Godin on Learning
Seth Godin, interviewed by LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky:
I think I started my first business when I was 13, and ran a whole bunch of them through high school. In college, I co-founded the largest student-run business in the country, but I never did it to make a dollar. It was just I didn’t want someone to tell me what to do. I wanted to make things better on my own.
School did not care about me. I definitely cared about school. There is a really big difference between being good at school and learning things. We get confused, just like there is a difference between being rich and being happy.
I didn’t care what my grades were. I had one notebook for four years. But I learned more than most people cause I wasn’t trying to do well on the test. I was trying to learn things. And the way you learn things is by doing them.