Four Important Business Skills They Don’t Teach You In School

In the past, we’ve seen thousands of entrepreneurs who succeeded without attending any tertiary institution. Some of them didn’t even graduate high school. The likes of Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook dropped out of college without attaining a single degree in order to pursue his dreams. Another example is Steve Jobs who exited Ivy League to also do the same. The list goes on and on but the story still stays the same.

Of course, a formal education plays a great role in the business world and life in general, but the fact is formal education offers all the necessarily skills required for your chosen field, business especially.

However, some may contradict and call it a hypothesis, but far as I can tell, most of these expensive books offered in colleges wouldn’t give you the necessary details to succeed in the world of business.

Don’t get me wrong; they might give you some facts, but not all you need.

So what are the best skills that will help you in the real world instead of the unnecessary jibber-jabber taught in schools? Here’s a sneak peek…

#1. How to set goals and manage time

Setting goals is a powerful and important aspect of life.

The formal education institutes don’t feel obliged to teach students the importance of planning and managing time, which by the way should be taken as a big deal by the ministry.

Quite a number of college graduates feel as if they are adrift in the world. These individuals worked hard to get the best results, but they don’t seem to get anywhere worthwhile. The main reason for this predicament is that they haven’t been taught the basic planning and life managing skill during their years in college; as a result, they haven’t set goals for themselves.

By having a precise understanding of what you want to achieve, you’ll know where to allocate your resources and efforts. In addition, you’ll also be able to spot any distractions that might lead you astray.

#2. How to save and invest

Another important prospect failed to be taught in business schools is how to accumulate wealth, which as is why people constantly battle with a financial crisis. Students are never taught the power of passive income streams and how to avoid getting stuck with a 9-to-5 job.

#3. Communicating

As far as I can tell, most institutions fail to emphasize on the importance of communication in the business world.

As an entrepreneur, your ability to communicate sets you apart from the group. Communication skills are required in every aspect of the business. The word of mouth is very powerful. Do make sure you’ve mastered all the communication skills to inspire folks with your words.

You can do some research online or hire a coach to do just that.

#4. Multitasking

Multitasking (the ability to do things simultaneously) is another important skill vital in the business world which has failed to be taught in business schools.

You can participate in international internships and training programs to take full advantage of the opportunity and improve your multitasking skills in the office, as it will help you in the future.


The decision is yours to make. Exploring various ways, e.g. finding mentors, reading, attending conferences to help you acquire the necessary skills are of great use.

If you realized you missed any of these recommendations in business school it’s never too late to work on them.

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