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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    I probably wouldn't vote for him anyway, but, specifically to address this question, NO the lack of a degree doesn't mean squat to me.

    In my work, some of the brightest and most capable people I work with have no degrees at all, and some of the biggest idiots have them. I think college, for the most part, is vastly overrated, and young people generally would be better off getting work right out of high school.

    Much better than a college degree, I find, are employees with a military background.

    I would be much more inclined to question whether a would-be president is truly qualified to do the job without any sort of military pedigree (Hilary Clinton, for example).

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Gates is very much the exception.


    This man has a college degree and is in government.

    How about Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Dell, John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford, Sheldon Adleson, John Makey and Matt Mulenweg. They didn't finish college either.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Business and government are not the same.
    In a lot of ways they are. And leadership qualities transcend the actual job. You can be a great leader in the private sector, in government, in the military, on the sports field, and in the neighborhood PTA. Or you can be a lousy leader.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Its only relevant to people who were never going to vote for him anyway.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post


    This man has a college degree and is in government.

    How about Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Dell, John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford, Sheldon Adleson, John Makey and Matt Mulenweg. They didn't finish college either.
    Look, I'm not saying that you can't be wildly successful without a college degree. You can, but for every Bill Gates you serve up I can probably give you 100 counter examples. Non college educated wildly successful business people are the exception, not the rule.

    Interestingly Gates, Zuckerberg, Dell and Mulenwag (as well arguably as Rockefeller and Ford) all made their mark in new industries. I wonder if that has something to do with their success.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    The curriculum for the degree is set by the faculty of the department (or higher up, too) to complete a prescribed course of study that satisfies their level of minimal study to show higher level education in that area.

    Would you hire someone as mechanical engineer who never graduated with his degree and decided not to take statics and dynamics?

    Further, would you say someone has a high school education if they dropped out after 9th grade? Of course not. "Has an education" _in "X" implies they took (and passed) the patently obvious and requisite courses to fully attain that education.

    He took a bunch of college courses, but he didn't complete a degree. What field is he educated in specifically at a collegiate level?
    I would say he has a doctorate in "political science". Everyone has taken him on and he keeps on winning against huge odds. Obama won twice in Wisconsin, a liberal state, yet Scott Walker cannot be defeated.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    In a lot of ways they are. And leadership qualities transcend the actual job. You can be a great leader in the private sector, in government, in the military, on the sports field, and in the neighborhood PTA. Or you can be a lousy leader.
    True. And there are few natural born leaders. It's something that has to be both taught and practiced.

    And leadership in any case isn't the whole picture. A great leader with a bad vision is nothing more than another Titanic. A great leader, with a great vision who can't manage to execute on his vision is useless.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Look, I'm not saying that you can't be wildly successful without a college degree. You can, but for every Bill Gates you serve up I can probably give you 100 counter examples. Non college educated wildly successful business people are the exception, not the rule.

    Interestingly Gates, Zuckerberg, Dell and Mulenwag (as well arguably as Rockefeller and Ford) all made their mark in new industries. I wonder if that has something to do with their success.

    In Walkers case we don't have to guess. He's been a successful governor so he's a proven commodity. Now that's out of the way, you are free to judge him with a political lense and not have to judge him wether or not he was successful in English lit.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    I would say he has a doctorate in "political science". Everyone has taken him on and he keeps on winning against huge odds. Obama won twice in Wisconsin, a liberal state, yet Scott Walker cannot be defeated.


    Wisconsin may historically be a liberal state, but it certainly does not currently seem to be.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    True. And there are few natural born leaders. It's something that has to be both taught and practiced.

    And leadership in any case isn't the whole picture. A great leader with a bad vision is nothing more than another Titanic. A great leader, with a great vision who can't manage to execute on his vision is useless.
    I think those of highly educated persuasion will find it hard to take orders from him.
    Also, college relationships last through careers and can help network of people to facilitate legislation and programs.
    Lack of that makes you a clear outsider.
    I know I wouldn't take orders from someone without a degree.

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