A riddle

When you’re evaluating me, I don’t like it when you focus on finances. I want you to see my value as something that transcends superficial talk about money. When I’m evaluating you, however, finances are always a part of the discussion. I will never, under any conditions, associate with you, even if you deserve me,…

Quit college to send the right signal

  Top venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz looks into four things when considering an investment: the idea, the entrepreneur, the market, and the business model. When it comes to the entrepreneur, the single most important quality is courage.  Ben Horowitz believes only those with courage will stick with it when the going inevitably gets tough…

Lessons from German engineers

Here at Praxis, we believe that you don’t have to sacrifice real-world experience while gaining an education. In fact, we’re here to prove the two go hand-in-hand. Earlier this week, the BBC published a story on engineering apprenticeship programs which are popular in Germany. These programs combine real-world engineering experience with university education. Participants in…

Spontaneous order and what it means for education and entrepreneurship

A few interesting articles I recently came across… This from Forbes, about lessons of entrepreneurship from the study of complex systems. [T]he environment, the human brain, the economy, and other complex systems have much in common: Order in them emerges not from top-down command and control but bottom-up from the interactions of large numbers of interconnected elements.  These…