Do Academic Results Still Even Matter?
The value of academia seems to be more under debate in recent years. The most popular TED talk, sitting at 43 million views and filmed over ten years ago in 2006, is Ken Robinson’s ‘Do schools kill creativity?’. Just a few days ago in The Straits Times, there was an article calling Singapore to ‘Go beyond book-smarts, to resilience and curiosity’. All these, along with the now famous stories that billionaires like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of col