Good morning and I bring you greetings on this Thursday, June 1, 2017. Today I punched in for the 2,576th time here at the ole blogger ranch. The other day someone shared a very interesting study about how well high school valedictorians fair out in the real world. There was a large number tracked over a 10 year period. This study found that most go to college and most do well in college. Most find good jobs and do well in their jobs. Here's the kicker. Very few became thought of as game changers in terms of major inventions, new businesses, or other entrepreneurial pursuits. The professionals who analyzed the information have some potential thoughts about this. They say that most school systems are geared to those who follow instructions, learn the materials, and do well on tests. They believe this approach does not always recognize great intelligence or ability because it very much favors structured learning. The good news is how these individuals by a large majority do well in life in terms of the application of their skills. Multi-billionaire's John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford, and a modern example, Richard Branson, did not finish high school. There are at least 14 billionaires within the high tech world who did not finish college, including Bill Gates. This doesn't mean education is unimportant. It does, however, point out that different people are capable in different ways and as this study pointed out, we should do our best to enhance the broadest spectrum possible. I thought that was interesting enough to share. What say you?