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6 Powerful Benefits of Quitting Your Job and Becoming an Entrepreneur

From FOX Business,   October 12, 2016

screen-shot-2014-04-28-at-5-09-54-pmBy Brandon Turner, an entrepreneur, real estate investor, author, youth leader.

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Today is the day I’m going to die was the thought permeating every crevasse of my mind on that warm Hawaiian afternoon last February. You see, I had just jumped awkwardly out of a plane and was hurling toward the ground at 120 miles per hour.

Luckily for me, the parachute opened just fine, and I coasted safely to the ground. I was alive, and the thrill was worth every penny.

Entrepreneurship feels oddly similar. Quitting your job and jumping into entrepreneurship is a lot like jumping out of a plane and free-falling, wondering whether the parachute will open to save you. It’s a scary thing, leaving the comfort of a 9-to-5 job and venturing into the world of entrepreneurship — so scary that very few ever overcome the fear enough to take the plunge.

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Globalisation and higher education: Different degrees of success. (Offshoring, inequality, and the value of college degrees)

 This article ir republished from and in accordance with the policy of  “VoxEU.org

Dr. David Hummels
Professor of Economics at Purdue University

 

 

Dr.Rasmus Jørgensen
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Yale University’s Department of Economics

 

 

 

Dr.Jakob R. Munch
Asian Dynamics Initiative Professor of International Economics in the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen

 

 


Dr.Chong Xiang

Associate Professor of Economics, and Director of Graduate Studies, at Economics Department, Purdue University

 

 

With stagnating wages and lingering unemployment, income inequality is back in the headlines. Is globalisation to blame for this inequality? Is more education a solution? This column argues that focusing on university education misses important effects. It presents evidence that wage effects vary markedly among those with degrees depending on their specific skill sets, and that globalisation can often benefit workers
without degrees.

Fuelled by concerns over rising income inequality, Occupy Wall Street has grown into a global movement in slightly over 2 months, with protests i over 900 cities worldwide. Protestors have been criticised for lacking a specific set of policy demands, but in this the protestors are hardly alone.

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