4 Billionaires and 35 Millionaires Can’t Be Wrong
13 years ago

We had over 550 people register to listen to the interview with Michael Ellsberg, Jennifer, and myself. With that volume we totally overwhelmed our bridge line and many of you couldn’t get on the call. We’ve been flooded with people thanking us for the call and asking about how to get a recording, so here it is:

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What Did Michael Learn From Interviewing The World’s Most Successful People?

That there are some basic ways of thinking – ways to approach your life – that can make the difference between creating the life you want and logging years of struggle. And they’re not well known. In fact, most of us have been specifically educated in the opposite way of thinking. In this candid conversation with Jennifer, Michael, and myself, we explore what we can do now to set ourselves on the right path, learning from the people who are self-made, self-educated, and self-satisfied.

Praise For Michael’s Book

“Success in the twenty-first century depends on street smarts, not book smarts. It has to do with your motivation, network, passion, and ability to make other believe in you. You’ll learn stuff in college, but you won’t develop these skills—which are requisite for success in life. Whether you go to college or not, The Education of Millionaires will help you learn what it takes to succeed in today’s entrepreneurial economy.
—Dale J. Stephens, founder of

“Michael Ellsberg’s book is provocative and wise. Tuition is skyrocketing, job prospects are grim, and the race for bogus credentials has turned into a runaway status competition for positional goods. The Education of Millionaires offers a renegade path for anyone who wants vital skills without the crushing burden of student debt.”
—Peter Thiel, co-founder, PayPal, first outside investor, Facebook, creator of the Thiel Fellowship

“Your success in a knowledge society depends on mastery of soft skills and practical intelligence–and yet they don’t show up in college or high school curriculums. Ellsberg’s rebellious book provides a street–smart education to fill the gap.”
—Keith Ferrazzi, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Who’s Got Your Back

“As Michael so aptly explains in this delightful read: your education starts in the crib and ends when you take your final breath. In a fully realized life, it is all about lifelong learning.”
—Lynda Resnick, vice chairman, Roll International, Teleflora, PomWonderful, Wonderful Pistachios, Cuties, and Fiji Water

“Self-education is the key to upgrading your mind and your life. Michael’s book teaches you how to unlock the education available outside of classes, all around you.”
—Matt Mullenweg, creator,

“This book is a masterpiece. Gripping and whip-smart, The Education of Millionaires will forever revolutionize your thoughts on the connection between education, career success and prosperity. Ellsberg is careful to avoid ‘motivational fluff’ and instead provides mind-blowingly sharp (and humorous) brass-tacks advice on how to profit handsomely by becoming a lifelong learner.”
—Jenny Blake, author of Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want

“If entrepreneurs were running schools, instead of bureaucrats, schools would be teaching a lot more of the skills and mindsets found in this book. Since they’re not, this book is a necessary antidote to a traditional college education.”
—-Scott Banister, founder of IronPort Systems, Banister Capital

“This is the must read of the next era of education. This one book could be all the education you ever need to massively outperform even the Ivy League. The secrets contained are brilliant and simple to adopt.”
—Cameron Herold, author of Double Double, former COO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

“Just like the entrepreneurs he highlights in his book, Ellsberg challenges the conventional wisdom of what it takes to make it in this world. If you have an idea and the drive, nothing can stop you. And Ellsberg proves it.”
—Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

“You don’t need a degree to live life on your own terms: you need economically valuable skills. Ellsberg’s book is the blueprint for entrepreneurial education.”
—Josh Kaufman, author of The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

“Provocative and timely, Ellsberg lays bare what he sees as a giant hole in much of traditional education–a focus on ‘academic’ knowledge and a de-emphasis on the knowledge and skills necessary to actually succeed in life. Drawing from a wealth of interviews with successful entrepreneurs, he hones in on seven key success skills that help put you back in the driver’s seat.”
—Jonathan Fields, author of Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel for Brilliance

“Ignore the stats, break the rules, devote yourself to something meaningful. You won’t get that in an MBA program. But you’ll get it from Ellsberg and his self-educated millionaires–and plenty of proof that true and sustained success can only be defined on your own terms.”
—Danielle LaPorte, author of The Fire Starter Sessions

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