It’s all about entrepreneurship. Here’s Scott Adams’s recipe for success:
1. Combine skills
2. Fail forward
3. Attract luck
4. Conquer fear
5. Write simply; and
6. Learn persuasion.
Here’s the full article. And here’s the money quote:
Why do we make B students sit through the same classes as their brainy peers? That’s like trying to train your cat to do your taxes—a waste of time and money. Wouldn’t it make sense to teach them something useful instead?
What makes America successful is entrepreneurship, which is slightly different from (if related to) creativity and ambition.
Recessions present a huge opportunity for failing forward. Perhaps it’s time to rethink some of the stale policies — e.g. protectionism against immigration — that are couched in complacency rather than entrepreneurial growth.
This one goes out to policy scholars everywhere: