The University Paradigm is Dead! Praxis Breaks the Mold

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Zak Slayback is an Ivy League apostate. When he realized the traditional education path was going nowhere, he dropped out of Penn to join forces with a couple of other visionaries as the Business Development Director of Praxis. It’s a one-year program for entrepreneurial young people in which they both complete a year-long education program–while also being placed in growing startups and small to mid-size businesses for hands-on, real-world experience.

Is Praxis right for you–or your child? The qualifications are tough, but the potential outcomes are exciting! In this week’s Borderless Podcast we find out why and how.

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Show Notes:

Zak’s Bio (1:18)
Ivy League Dropout & Apostate (2:48)
What is Praxis? (4:20)
4 Ideal Praxis Participant Archetypes (5:41)
Waking up to reality of traditional education path (9:04)
Traditional education vs. Praxis (10:50)
Virtual Bootcamp (13:01)
Finding quality business partners (13:29)
Net Cost=$0 / Partner buy-in (14:46)
Participant success stories (16:24)
“You’re worth more than college” (18:50)
Jonathan’s daughter, Chelsea’s story (19:38)
Acceptance rate & qualifications (20:24)
Alternative options (21:18)
Exosphere (23:40)
Future of Silicon Valley / Bubble? (24:21)
Silicon Valley Debt Slavery (27:31)
Financial education (28:10)
Retirement / cost-of-living factor (29:07)
The Condescending Group ad (30:13)
Age range & intangible traits (32:00)
University bubble? (37:00)
Degree no longer required? (38:38)
Praxis tuition costs (40:34)
Education options for expat children (43:30)
Standing out on LinkedIn (45:12)
Praxis focal points (48:55)
Number of participants (51:38)
Remote positions (53:40)
Zak’s best advice (54:55)
A new Borderless review (57:17)
Jonathan’s Mexican land purchase (58:03)
Borderless Hang-Out (59:55)

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