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I didn’t apply for a business major, I did Food Science and Technology. Why? From the time I was in junior high, I knew I wanted to start and run businesses but I was also very sure I didn’t want to go to business school. I had observed that few business graduates were effective entrepreneurs. I reasoned that business school taught how to think, taught the rules. I didn’t want rules, I didn’t want limitations. Largely I was right. There is need for our business schools to be incubation hubs for entrepreneurs, not boot camps for bureaucrats as they currently are. So I did Food Science because I loved chemistry and was good at it.
So what was I looking forward to? I was looking forward to an environment where my mind would be stretched. I was looking forward to becoming a thinker, I was disappointed. At university I was not expected to think, infact I was not allowed to. The environment was suffocating for an entrepreneur bird. If I wanted to pass, I had to recall verbatim from “prescribed texts” or I had to copy. I am not the recalling guy and I am a responsible christian who frowns on cheating, I struggled! To be honest I tried cheating once (don’t judge me, I repented) but it didn’t work, my poor sight ensured i got caught.
Free thinking was out, I couldn’t cheat. What was I to do? Like a good entrepreneur I adjusted to learning by recollection but disappointment was round the corner. I was being asked to recall outdated stuff!! I am an entrepreneur, remembering current things is bad enough because I am continously seeking for and trying to introduce something crazy new! Now what the slap was this??
So I didnt enjoy university. Not because I wasn’t cool, I think I was.
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