Sheffield-based event marketing specialists, Syrac Inspirations, believe that while education is imperative in some areas, it isn’t a pre-requisite for success in many business pursuits.
Entrepreneur and Director at Syrac Inspirations Rachel Robinson is an advocate for self-education, and commonly refers to Jim Rohn’s famous quote that formal education will make you a living – and self-education will make you a fortune.
This week, Ms Robinson hosted a workshop, investigating some of the most successful high school dropouts to highlight the fact that education isn’t a predictor of success.
George Foreman was a high school dropout who went on to become an Olympic gold medal boxer. Most famous for delivering a TKO to the undefeated Joe Frazier in 1973, George Foreman made his fortune when he put his name to the George Foreman Grill, which has sold more than 100 million to date. Thanks to his business venture, George Foreman has amassed a net worth of $250 million (http://sportstardom.com/top-10-richest-boxers-in-the-world/5/).
One of the UK’s best-known entrepreneurs, Branson dropped out of school at the age of 16 before going on to found the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies. Branson has a net worth of 5.6 billion dollars. (http://www.therichest.com/celebnetworth/celebrity-business/tech-billionaire/richard-branson-net-worth/)
Possibly the most recognised brand on the planet, the Disney Empire is proof that completing high school isn’t always necessary for success. Walt Disney dropped out at of school at the age of 17 to serve his country in the First World War. Upon his return in 1919, Disney began working as a commercial illustrator and quickly set up his own shop. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations.
Karp dropped out of high school in his freshman year after knowing from an early age that he wanted to work with computers. However, programming was relatively new, and his high school didn’t offer any courses. After dropping out, he continued his education on his own. The bold move paid off when he founded Tumblr and later sold it to Yahoo for $1.1 billion.
Syrac Inspirations have experience of working with individuals from all educational and occupational backgrounds. The firm appreciates the fresh ambition and enthusiasm that graduates bring. However, they believe that work ethic, student mentality and attitude are the three most vital components for success.
Syrac Inspirations is a leading event marketing firm based in Sheffield. The company concentrates on raising brand awareness on their clients’ behalf and increasing customer acquisitions through face-to-face marketing techniques. The company argues that continued education is the secret to success and they offer frequent opportunities for their staff and contractors to continue to develop both personally and professionally through workshops and seminars as well as attendance at industry events.