Successful entrepreneur's four alternatives to a college education

We're in the midst of profound change. It's happening in the country, on Glenn's show, and within Glenn himself. And as Glenn sees the world changing, he is trying to connect his audience with people who are finding new ways to make the world work. Tonight, he was joined by James Altucher, a entrepreneur and author who has some radical alternative ideas about education and success.

In his book Choose Yourself, Altucher talks a lot about happiness and success. Below are the five  most highlighted passages of the book from  Kindle readers.

1) Success comes from continually expanding your frontiers in every direction—creatively, financially, spiritually, and physically. Always ask yourself, what can I improve? Who else can I talk to? Where else can I look?

2) Only think about the people you enjoy. Only read the books you enjoy, that make you happy to be human. Only go to the events that actually make you laugh or fall in love. Only deal with the people who love you back, who are winners and want you to win too. 

3) Every time you say yes to something you don’t want to do, this will happen: you will resent people, you will do a bad job, you will have less energy for the things you were doing a good job on, you will make less money, and yet another small percentage of your life will be used up, burned up, a smoke signal to the future saying, “I did it again.”

4) The only real fire to cultivate is the fire inside of you. Nothing external will cultivate it. The greater your internal fire is, the more people will want it. 

5) Rejection—and the fear of rejection—is the biggest impediment we face to choosing ourselves.

So what advice did Altucher offer on The Glenn Beck Program? Focusing on education based on gained through experience rather than the classroom, he proposed that people:

1. Start a business

Even if you fail the education you receive is invaluable. "Now, everybody will say to me, “Well, not everyone can be an entrepreneur,” and that’s the point, learn how to fail.  Nobody in college ever teaches you how to fail, and yet the rest of your life is basically a sentence of failures punctuated only by the briefest of successes.  So you need to learn failure, but in college everybody gets A’s, go to class, get your A’s.  So start a business, fail or succeed, you win."

2. Travel

It costs a lost less than college. "Now, travel costs money but not anywhere near as much as college, and you could make it cheaper by traveling with a charity or whatever."

3. Work in the real world

Want to be a doctor? Go work in a hospital and see if you really want to work with sick people. "Now, let’s say you want to be a healer or a doctor or whatever, okay, work in a hospital.  I’ve never seen someone say I’m just going to work for a year, I’m going to intern in a hospital for a year and get vomited on and see what it’s really like to heal people, and that’s how I can learn whether this is what I want to do."

4. Take advantage of online education courses

Use Youtube and other outlets to learn new skills, and seek out much less expensive online education options. "Now you can go on YouTube, start getting millions of views, and make a living.  There’s many other ways to make a living.  There’s many other ways to get an education, courser.com, codecademy.com, Khan Academy.  There’s many ways to get an online education that cost zero...Of course, and then you get a four- or five-year head start on all your peers who spent the four years in college, and you have no debt.  Can you imagine a society where an entire generation is $1 trillion in debt?  That’s what we have now.  That’s creating this economic uncertainty."

Read more of Altucher's alternatives to college HERE.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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