Hacking Your Education

Hacking Your Education

Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands, and Learn More Than Your Peers Ever Will

By Dale J. Stephens

Perigee Books, Paperback, 9780399159961, 194pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2013

Description
It's no secret that college doesn t prepare students for the real world. Student loan debt recently eclipsed credit card debt for the first time in history and now tops one trillion dollars. And the throngs of unemployed graduates chasing the same jobs makes us wonder whether there's a better way to make it in today's marketplace.
There is and Dale Stephens is proof of that. In "Hacking Your Education," Stephens speaks to a new culture of hackademics who think college diplomas are antiquated. Stephens shows how he and dozens of others have hacked their education, and how you can, too. You don t need to be a genius or especially motivated to succeed outside school. The real requirements are much simpler: curiosity, confidence, and grit.
"Hacking Your Education" offers valuable advice to current students as well as those who decided to skip college. Stephens teaches you to create opportunities for yourself and design your curriculum inside or outside the classroom. Whether your dream is to travel the world, build a startup, or climb the corporate ladder, Stephens proves you can do it now, rather than waiting for life to start after graduation day.


About the Author
Dale J. Stephens is the founder of UnCollege.org. His writing has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Fast Company.