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…


98 - How Tim Chermak Quit College, Learned Marketing, and Started a Company that Generates $50k/Month

Tim Chermak is the founder of Platform, the digital marketing agency for real estate agents. Tim created his education outside of the school system, consistently invested in himself, and learned valuable skills to build a career and a company. If you are or want to be an entrepreneur, you’ll love…


96 - Decentralizing Wikipedia, with Everipedia Co-Founder George Beall

George Beall is a co-founder of Everipedia, the open encyclopedia that takes puts more power in the hands of the public. In his first year of college and before joining Everipedia, George founded a plug and play touchscreen tile technology company. George is an outstanding example of learning from…


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…


If You're Flaky, Be Good Flaky

Some people are flaky.  Always flitting from thing to thing, idea to idea.  By the time others get on board they've already moved on. If this is you don't fear.  You don't need to curb your curiosity or appetite for change in order to be successful. Flaky can be a good thing.  I know people who…


Try Before You Certify

Most of the time most people get it backwards. They spend tons of time and money trying to learn about or get certified in something before ever really trying it.  You can't know what you enjoy, what you're good at, or whether it even needs study unless and until you go out and play around with it.…