Unemployment can be wiped out permanently by creating a new kind of school.
Traditional schools were designed in the 1800s to produce good factory and office workers. Even today, they do a great job preparing students to become good employees. Unfortunately right now in America we have a glut of employee-types and not near enough employer-types to hire them all.
Research shows that only 2 to 4% of graduates from traditional schools will start a businesses within 12 years of high school graduation. That is a recipe for chronic unemployment. Way too many employee-types waiting for someone to give them a job.
The GOOD NEWS is that there is a model of education with a 40 year track record that graduates 42% entrepreneurs! And they don't even try to produce employers - they do it unknowingly! What if we were to do it on purpose - might we not expect even better results? Instead of waiting for the government to solve unemployment, concerned citizens should take personal responsibility and help launch these employer-generating schools.
These entrepreneur schools should probably not be called "schools" at all because "schools" are groups of fish that follow each other around all day (going nowhere in particular). On the other hand, "learning hives" are places where self-directed, hard-working individuals are trusted to work together to create liquid gold (permanent, joyful learning).
The coolest part about a learning hive for the kids who attend is that everything they hate about regular schools was actually removed in order for it to produce so many graduates who have the self-confidence, determination and courage to launch their own businesses.
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About jessefisher: | Entrepreneurial blood flows through Fisher's veins. "At about age 11, I read Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich" and decided right then that I wanted to be a business owner. So, in the 7th grade, I did market research, picked a demographic, produced marketing materials, and distributed them. I fielded calls from prospects, closed the sales, and performed the service, and collected my fees… with no adult help or supervision.
"Since then, I have started, helped start, or struggled to save, multiple small businesses, interrupted by my two-year stint as an 8th grade civics teacher (thought I'd try out my degree since I spent all that money to get one). Eleven years ago, I started my current website marketing business, where I help my small business clients get their websites and videos to rank well on Google and YouTube. I celebrated when I passed the 5 year mark that 80% of new businesses never reach, and again at the 10 year mark which only 4% ever reach.
"I LOVE being a small business owner. I love the challenge, I love the responsibility, I love the rewards. I think being in business teaches you life lessons that can be learned in no other way. I believe that no employee, however smart or skilled, will ever measure up to those who successfully launch and manage businesses into prosperity."
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