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Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by Nobody: 12:33pm On Dec 17, 2017
Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful in Business

By Johnspeak Uwangue (Motivational Speaker, Talent Manager and Coach)

You will be amazed at the number of Uneducated successful business men and women compared to the huge number of educated men and women who are struggling to build a little business like selling doughnuts or cake or event decoration.

Not everyone was or will be privileged to go through the four walls of a university but whether you are educated or not is not a guarantee that you will succeed in business. I know some people will say that education isn't all about going to the University, polytechnic or college of education, yes, but there are so many people who can't read or write properly but are doing well in business. Now, let me share with you just five reasons why most Uneducated business men and women are more successful than their educated Counterparts.

- They Strive More To Be Relevant

It's a well known fact that we live in a society where people believe that if you don't go to school you are are loser. As such, those not privileged to go to school who have ended up in business are striving more to succeed. The truth is, most educated people are too relaxed. They always feel that things should work for them easily because they have a first degree, master degree or a doctorate or PhD. While their Uneducated Counterparts are putting in more efforts in making sure that the society doesn't mock them, they are busy waiting for things to happen on their own terms.

- They Don't Want To Change The World

An average educated person's business idea is always about changing the world and making it better. While an uneducated business person is thinking of how to sell what people need and make profit from it, an educated business person is thinking of how to solve the world's problem. Truth be told, if we solve a problem today another one will still emerge tomorrow. So, stop thinking of how to solve problems and start thinking of how to make profit because business is all about making profit. I know some over educated folks here will say that you must solve problems before you can make profit, that's a lie because most rich people oftentimes buy what they don't need and do not feel remorseful about it because they have the money. It's just your ability to convince them to buy what you sell even if they need it or not.

- They Don't Over Analyze

Before most educated people act they always like to look at the four sides of the angle. They look at the advantages and disadvantages, read different theories on the issue and consult all types of books to back them up. In short, they over analyze and over think themselves out of opportunities. Most Uneducated people don't go through those stress and that's why they are always quicker to take hold of opportunities.

- They Are Street Smart

It's one thing to be book smart and another to be street smart. People who will buy your products or services are not in the book but on they streets. They are not robots or theories but are humans with needs. We should read books, attend seminars and conferences but we should sometimes put the books aside and see what's happening in the street. Most Uneducated business people spent most of their lives in the street where they've learnt how to survive irrespective of the environment and circumstances.

- They Easily Cry For Help

While most Uneducated Business owners are always quick to employ the services of educated professionals to work for them in order to achieve more, their educated Counterparts are busy accumulating more responsibilities to themselves in order to cut down cost. Most graduate business people always feel proud to attend some seminars, conferences or even read some books. They always feel they are intelligent and are graduates like you and as such you have nothing to teach them. These in turn affects their productivity because no matter the number of degrees you have or your grade, there is little you can accomplish alone.



Succeed You Must.

©Johnspeak Uwangue
Motivational Speaker, Talent Manager and Coach

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by hisgrace090: 1:47pm On Dec 17, 2017
On point.

To make a living out of your choosen profession is the ultimate goal at last.

Some educated people too assume that people ought to know their worth, which in turn bench them for long in life.

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by Nobody: 4:13pm On Dec 17, 2017
hisgrace090:
On point.

To make a living out of your chosen profession is the ultimate goal at last.

Some educated people too assume that people ought to know their worth, which in turn bench them for long in life.

True

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by eezeribe(m): 4:37pm On Dec 17, 2017
'Infoprenation'

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by Nobody: 5:13pm On Dec 17, 2017
eezeribe:
'Infoprenation'
LOL. Thanks anyway
Lalasticlala Seun mynd44 puskin
Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by kp3tech(m): 6:26pm On Dec 17, 2017
So true.
You cannot just help a MSC (one natural or art course) holder when it comes to business.

From personal experience, Like the OP noted they tend to believe they deserve success "in business " because they are successful in school.

They end up falling woefully in business.

Reason is, to be successful in school you need to have a retentive memory backed by study.

In business you don't need retentive memory... You need to be able to control and redirect resources. Resources like Money, humans, material, time, machine, technology etc to produce and sell solution to a particular problem.

The bigger the problem, the high demand of the solution, the effectiveness of your delivery the richer and successful that business person would be.

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by Nobody: 7:17pm On Dec 17, 2017
kp3tech:
So true.
You cannot just help a MSC (one natural or art course) holder when it comes to business.

From personal experience, Like the OP noted they tend to believe they deserve success "in business " because they are successful in school.

They end up falling woefully in business.

Reason is, to be successful in school you need to have a retentive memory backed by study.

In business you don't need retentive memory... You need to be able to control and redirect resources. Resources like Money, humans, material, time, machine, technology etc to produce and sell solution to a particular problem.

The bigger the problem, the high demand of the solution, the effectiveness of your delivery the richer and successful that business person would be.


You are just on point. Thanks

Lalasticlala Seun mynd44

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by AfricaGotTalent: 7:26am On Dec 18, 2017
A great article.

Lalasticlala have you seen this?

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by Nobody: 7:29am On Dec 18, 2017
Thanks

LOL. I'm not sure Lalasticlala Seun have seen it but I'm certain that they will see it and do the needful.
Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by Kazim88: 10:58am On Dec 18, 2017
lalasticlala would not see this kind of story to put on fp....

if it was brobrisky or other irrelevant and dumb story... bang it would hit fp.

now you keep wondering why Nigeria is broke, with high unemployment.... wonder no more...

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by Nobody: 11:01am On Dec 18, 2017
Kazim88:
lalasticlala would not see this kind of story to put on fp....

if it was brobrisky or other irrelevant and dumb story... bang it would hit fp.

now you keep wondering why Nigeria is broke, with high unemployment.... wonder no more...

LOL. Lalasticlala, Seun, puskin we do the needful. I trust them.
Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by Sharon6(f): 11:32am On Dec 18, 2017
Informative and educative points.



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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by bughead: 11:32am On Dec 18, 2017
JohnspeakU:
Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful in Business

By Johnspeak Uwangue (Motivational Speaker, Talent Manager and Coach)

You will be amazed at the number of Uneducated successful business men and women compared to the huge number of educated men and women who are struggling to build a little business like selling doughnuts or cake or event decoration.

Not everyone was or will be privileged to go through the four walls of a university but whether you are educated or not is not a guarantee that you will succeed in business. I know some people will say that education isn't all about going to the University, polytechnic or college of education, yes, but there are so many people who can't read or write properly but are doing well in business. Now, let me share with you just five reasons why most Uneducated business men and women are more successful than their educated Counterparts.

- They Strive More To Be Relevant

It's a well known fact that we live in a society where people believe that if you don't go to school you are are loser. As such, those not privileged to go to school who have ended up in business are striving more to succeed. The truth is, most educated people are too relaxed. They always feel that things should work for them easily because they have a first degree, master degree or a doctorate or PhD. While their Uneducated Counterparts are putting in more efforts in making sure that the society doesn't mock them, they are busy waiting for things to happen on their own terms.

- They Don't Want To Change The World

An average educated person's business idea is always about changing the world and making it better. While an uneducated business person is thinking of how to sell what people need and make profit from it, an educated business person is thinking of how to solve the world's problem. Truth be told, if we solve a problem today another one will still emerge tomorrow. So, stop thinking of how to solve problems and start thinking of how to make profit because business is all about making profit. I know some over educated folks here will say that you must solve problems before you can make profit, that's a lie because most rich people oftentimes buy what they don't need and do not feel remorseful about it because they have the money. It's just your ability to convince them to buy what you sell even if they need it or not.

- They Don't Over Analyze

Before most educated people act they always like to look at the four sides of the angle. They look at the advantages and disadvantages, read different theories on the issue and consult all types of books to back them up. In short, they over analyze and over think themselves out of opportunities. Most Uneducated people don't go through those stress and that's why they are always quicker to take hold of opportunities.

- They Are Street Smart

It's one thing to be book smart and another to be street smart. People who will buy your products or services are not in the book but on they streets. They are not robots or theories but are humans with needs. We should read books, attend seminars and conferences but we should sometimes put the books aside and see what's happening in the street. Most Uneducated business people spent most of their lives in the street where they've learnt how to survive irrespective of the environment and circumstances.

- They Easily Cry For Help

While most Uneducated Business owners are always quick to employ the services of educated professionals to work for them in order to achieve more, their educated Counterparts are busy accumulating more responsibilities to themselves in order to cut down cost. Most graduate business people always feel proud to attend some seminars, conferences or even read some books. They always feel they are intelligent and are graduates like you and as such you have nothing to teach them. These in turn affects their productivity because no matter the number of degrees you have or your grade, there is little you can accomplish alone.



Succeed You Must.

©Johnspeak Uwangue
Motivational Speaker, Talent Manager and Coach
education is a scam! angry

I regret furthering up to my master instead of to used that money to establish a long time ago!

I know were I would have reach undecided

My cert is there! useless if not for what I'm doing now which I should have done along time ago.

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by wildchild1: 11:33am On Dec 18, 2017
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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by yeyeboi(m): 11:33am On Dec 18, 2017
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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by chloride6: 11:34am On Dec 18, 2017
Rubbish article

First, the author has presented no statistical evidence supporting his primary claim....

Two, even if the primary claim was to be found to be correct, i doubt if would hold in developed countries...

Thirdly, What does the author regard as an acceptable level of the education? From the article i infer that the OP believes that a first degree is the minimum acceptable level of education. I find this contestable.

The strife to be relevant is not determined by your level of education.

The desire to change the world is also not a function of your level of education. All those uneducated boys building fuel less generation nko?

I dont have time to analyze the rest of the rubbish you wrote..

Dangote, Adenuga, Otedola, etc are all educated...

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by Nobody: 11:34am On Dec 18, 2017
Because they take bigger risk, 1 out of 10 times it might be successful but not always. Education help one avoid such errors but also eliminate the potential of large success margin from unguided , planned risk

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by mickapolo: 11:34am On Dec 18, 2017
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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by safarigirl(f): 11:35am On Dec 18, 2017
What do you mean by uneducated?

The fact that people do not have formal education does not make them 'uneducated'...you think the years most of them spend in apprenticeship is for games? Education involves LEARNING, so, if you LEARN a trade, you are EDUCATED.

BTW, while your points may be true, we have to decipher the difference between a business man and a business mogul and that is where formal education will come to bear.

The difference between Emeka and Elumelu is that Elumelu got formal education and Emeka felt he didn't need it. Trade will make you a business man, but formal education will make you a business mogul

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by Jrevelation(m): 11:35am On Dec 18, 2017
Its simple people that are not educated go into fetish thing like Juju oshole to boost the business and they will still be the first person you will see in the church to understand you will just be wondering how they do it

Dont be surprise na power of OSHOLE

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by hardon1(m): 11:37am On Dec 18, 2017
Poster, am individual doesn’t possess a certificate from higher institution doesn’t mean he/she is not educated. There is what is called informal education. Tis better you define the education you mean

What I know is : provided an individual is literate and has some form of informal education, he/she can become anything in life

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by bughead: 11:37am On Dec 18, 2017
Jrevelation:
Its simple people that are not educated go into fetish thing like Juju oshole to boost the business and they will still be the first person you will see in the church to understand you will just be wondering how they do it

Dont be surprise na power of OSHOLE

mouth!!

When you are studying there are busy hustling

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by danvon(m): 11:37am On Dec 18, 2017
I have to disagree about that street smart stuff because I know Bill gates, Mark zuckerberg, Aliko Dangote did not grow up on the street

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by rozay12345: 11:38am On Dec 18, 2017
The way some consultants would sit and conjure trash is nauseating, you need to take into cognisance some factors when you want to preach business and success. Firstly, where did he get the statistics he is bragging with?, Secondly, does he know the proper definition of education being ability to learn, unlearn and relearn, thirdly, does he know there is a difference between education and literacy? Following his shallow definition of Education, there still exists more successful people in business than the "uneducated" ones.

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by ItsawrapOutfit: 11:39am On Dec 18, 2017
Well..
Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by keyzo: 11:39am On Dec 18, 2017
I think this is enough education I need for the Nigeria of today. Where " Eni to ba Mo Way, lo mo'we.".
Interpretation:::He who knows the shortcut route knows the book.
Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by AnodaIT(m): 11:41am On Dec 18, 2017
Very many smart people are uneducated because they did not have the opportunity to go to school

Once they find themselves in a learning environment in business, they catch up quickly

There are others that are not something good in cramming which is required to pass exams in Nigeria but put them in a problem solving situations, they show super intelligence

Some brains are good in processing information fast, others are good in retaining information longer. Nonetheless, a genius is one who possesses both

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by freeman95(m): 11:41am On Dec 18, 2017
Very true
Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by Kazim88: 11:41am On Dec 18, 2017
safarigirl:
What do you mean by uneducated?

The fact that people do not have formal education does not make them 'uneducated'

Education in this context is normal Nigeria
Degree and Masters

and it is big scam when it comes to business. you can use it to be successful at federal or state government job... but not business.

I remember taking with one of cousin that attend UNIZIK came out with 2¹ in Business Administration, very intelligent girl.
I wanted her to help guide me through on starting a new project.

I later found out I knew more about real life Business in the ratio of 5:1 than her.

I was disappointed.

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by IamaNigerianGuy(m): 11:43am On Dec 18, 2017
The uneducated appear to 'succeed' more because we live in the third world where education is not respected and human needs are basic : food, drink, housing and transportation. You don't need a degree to sell rice, beer, cement or petrol.

When society becomes more complex and organized, educated and innovative people become more relevant.
Thus the proliferation of illiterate businesses moguls is an indicator of an underdeveloped society.

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Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by Nobody: 11:45am On Dec 18, 2017
Re: Why Most Uneducated People Are More Successful In Business - Johnspeak Uwangue by Nobody: 11:45am On Dec 18, 2017
Sharon6:
Informative and educative points.


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