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Dale Stephens has been challenging the status quo since he was 12 years old.  A one-year sabbatical from school led him to becoming an "unschooler" for the rest of his primary education. His habit of questioning assumptions has resulted in an incredible journey. Here are some highlights from our chat:
  • How Dale Structured His Early Education  Dale Stephens
  • Why Dale Dropped Out of College After 2 Years
  • The Business of Education - and Why You're Just a Customer
  • How a Desire to Change the System Resulted in College
  • Some Interesting Thoughts on Student Loan Debt
  • The Reason Traditional Education Limits Your Career Possibilites
  • Dealing with the Skepticism and Cynicism of Radical View Points
  • The Journey from UnCollege to a Book Deal 
  • How Dale Became a Thiel Fellow
  • Hackademic Camps that Enable People to Become Better Learners
  • The UnCollege Gap Year Program that Will Allow People to Leave College
  • A Methodology for Self-Directed Learning
  • The Translation of Interviews into Book Content
  • The Writing and Marketing Plan of Hacking Your Education

Tweetable Insights  Include:

  • Even if you do go to college and get a degree it doesn't guarantee a positive outcome (Click to Tweet)
  • I think the more relevant question is what do you want to do with your life right now (Click to Tweet)
  • Figuring out what your passionate about is really just a process of trial and error (Click to Tweet)
Dale Stephens is author of Hacking Your Education and the founder of UnCollege. He loves learning, chocolate, and making new friends. You can follow him on twitter @DaleJStephens. If you liked this article, would you share it with your friends? Just click here to post it to Twitter. Oh, and we’d be really grateful if you write us a review in iTunes.

Originally aired over 4 years ago.

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