Praxis Customer Reviews

We opened up customer reviews on the Praxis Facebook page, and in the first day, we got some amazing feedback! "I spent September 2015 - July 2016 in the Praxis program. It was without a doubt the most productive and wonderful year of my life. I started the program as an 18-year-old high school…


What Homeschoolers and Startups Know About Learning...

Check out this post on the Praxis blog, where I make the case that homeschoolers and self-directed learners already embody the learning style that is the future of hiring and professional development. From the post: "Classrooms don’t prepare young people for success in life and career.  They’re…


Let Me Know What You Think of Our New Praxis Video

We've made some awesome updates to the Praxis program. Professional bootcamp + paid startup apprenticeship = full time job.  No debt. No degree required. Nine months.  Check out the new video: https://youtu.be/L3mvhWutdeo


My Kid Learned More from Mario Maker than I Did from a Marketing Major

Image courtesy my iPhone. Weird mustache courtesy Nintendo. I'm not kidding.  I just watched my kid grasp basic marketing truths that took me years in the professional world to get. (I might be a bit daft, but that's another story). I didn't end up graduating with a major in marketing, but it was…


The More You Risk the More You Learn?

Here's a relationship I'm exploring right now: The amount you learn is proportionate to the amount you risk. I'm not sure if it's universally valid.  There are probably exceptions.  Still, the more I think about it the more I like it. It's important to note that "risk" is subjective.  An increase…


The Ever Moving Goalposts of Arguments for College

  You have to go to college to get a good job and make money Actually, college grads have an average of $35,000 in debt and 60% of them have no job or jobs that don't require degrees.  Those silly earnings statistics have the causation backwards.   But you still need to learn skills for…


Here's What We've Done in the First Three Years of Praxis

In just two weeks it will mark three years from the day the first Praxis website went live and the first person applied for the program.  It seemed a good time to give a longish recap on what we’re all about, what we’ve been building, and what it’s resulted in so far. This includes bits of…


Sixteen Big Myths About College and Success in Your Early 20's

I don't normally write long posts, but it needed to be done. Over at the Praxis blog I address just about every stupid bit of advice young people routinely get about their education, career, and future. All these myths are based on the Conveyor Belt Mentality, which is as dangerous as it is dumb.…


Apprenticeships Aren’t Just for Welders; Startups Aren’t Just for Coders

I make the case over at the Praxis blog that apprenticeships, especially at startups and growing small businesses, are the best possible way to learn and build an awesome career. Be around people who are doing what you want to do.  Create value for them.  Don't just theorize, but practice. "There…


"I Hated School but Thought I Had to Do More of It"

One of the youngest participants in the Praxis program, Charles Porges, was just hired on full-time at his business partner, even though he's not even halfway through the apprenticeship. No one, Charles included, assumed someone straight out of high school could be doing amazing work in project…