There's CEOs making a positive difference in the world today who either dropped out and graduated from college that went above and beyond after their educational endeavors. They transformed from small potatoes to larger than life in the business world. From Forbes, Bloomberg, and too many more to mention, the most successful in business today emerged from New York City. Did traditional education contribute to their success? Yes and no. With education in or out of the traditional college classroom, college degree or some alternative form of higher education and a humble spirit of determination, there's no telling what anyone can accomplish. A positive mindset works wonders in times of uncertainty.
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Larry Ellison of Oracle and the founder of DrewryNewsNetwork, and Starbucks.com CEO Howard Schultz are like Spike Lee; "Staight out of Brooklyn." Flatbush Brooklyn dominates most of Kings County, as most folk from Brooklyn tend to mention which sections specifically they are from like Park Slope, Clinton Hill, East New York (Cypress Hills, Bushwick, Brownsville), Bay Ridge, Coney Island, Fort Greene, and so on. It's all apart of the main body of Brooklyn, which is Flatbush. Ellison's status completing his degree: "Dropout, University of Chicago; Dropout, University of Illinois at Urbana." That inspired him to stay humble and determined to succeed in his business endeavors.
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Regardless where you're from or the level of education you have in college, degree or no degree, have faith in yourself and remain positive striving for excellence. A college degree is always a great thing to have and anyone that has the blessed opportunity to attend. Larry Ellison of Brooklyn, New York is respected for being his own person, believing in himself, and taking a chance in starting his own venture. It takes positive transformational thinking succeeding in anything for the good of others and self.
Though it's a good thing in most cases to amass large finances, a giving heart after coming from humble beginnings keeps anyone residually blessed above beyond.