There is something very odd about a society where the most talented people all get tracked toward the same elite colleges, where they end up studying the same small number of subjects and going to the same small number of careers. And that strikes me as a lack of diversity in thinking about the kinds of things people should be doing that’s very limiting for our society, as well as for students.
Serial entrepreneur Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal, the first outside investor in Facebook, and author of the excellent Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, visits The Tim Ferriss Show.
Complement with Kio Stark on how to counter the industrialism of higher education.(via explore-blog)