The Investing Class That Changed My Life

"It was 1973, and I had just returned from Vietnam where I spent two tours as a helicopter pilot with the Marines.

My poor dad, my birth father, suggested I go back to school and get my Master’s degree. My rich dad suggested I take a real estate investment course so I could one day become a professional investor.

Undecided, I chose to do both. I flew for the Marines during the day to pay the bills and began an MBA program at night. It only took six months for me to realize I had made a mistake entering the MBA program. The main reason for leaving the program: the instructors. They weren’t business owners and had no real world experience. They were professional teachers teaching business courses."

The End of Traditional Education for Me