“When one is driven with passion, nothing can stop him from succeeding”. The life sketch of many college dropouts who turned out to be the most successful entrepreneurs bears testimony for this statement.
Formal Degree and diploma is positively one of the most significant leverage for a successful career. In an IT space several well-known personalities who lead the industry have defied the common perception that one need a degree to be successful in career. The big players in industry who have triggered revolutions in IT are living testimony to this fact. It is often said that when passion gets wedded to commitment and smart work no challenge can defy the possibility of triumph. For instance, among are the inspirations of few renowned Leaders in IT who have kept the passion ignite the success despite of dropping from formal college.
Mark Zuckerberg: Founder of Facebook the world’s most popular social networking site, the versatile genius and tech guru was once dropped out of Harvard University in 2004 and moved to Silicon Valley to weave the wonder of networking.
Steve Jobs:Leaving Reed College in Portland, Oregon, six months after joining in 1972, the late Apple co-founder went on to transform one industry after another, from computers to smart phones to music.
Lawrence Ellison: One of the world’s wealthiest tech entrepreneur and the Californian business man who has given shape to multiple venture dealing in computer technologies had left University of Illinois after his second year of study.
Michael Dell:The billionaire is a University of Texas, dropout. Started a new venture from a residential building near to his college in 1980’s, he went on to become one of the world’s No.1 sellers of personal computers.
Evan Williams – Blogger:Also credited as the co-founder of Twitter, he created popular blogging platform Blogger. He attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in mid-1990’s but eventually left to pursue his passion.
Interestingly this scenario is not unfamiliar to Kerala. The youthful exuberance of passionate professionals in IT despite of unsuccessful college days is quite common in Kerala. If not weighted as fortune or miracle such events are frequently happening in our industrial scenario of Kerala. The instance of highly successful professionals in IT though they had to leave the college with many issues like back papers, career gaps are not few. The success stories of such professionals that are recorded in the portfolios of ipsr career portal etch out the importance of passion and guided action for a successful career.
Whatever the academic record was or wasn’t, there is no doubt that it will not be the final criteria to judge the success in career. If one is driven with the right passion and right action he will work wonders in his life and career.