Is it Possible to be a Technology Industry “Fellow” Without Obtaining a 4 Year Degree?

Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal, thinks so.  The self-made venture capitalist turned Silicon Valley black sheep is stepping out on an intriguing limb.  He theorizes that a 4 year college degree could measurably reduce a young entreprenuer’s chance of success.  Furthermore, he calculates a 4 year college degree will ultimately bring down overall net income for those who attend.

I watched an intriguing interview with Mr. Thiel on 60 Minutes recently which highlighted these concepts. Dig up the video on YouTube and also review his fellowship foundation summary here>>> The Thiel Fellowship

Consider the impact of his hypothesises on the American economy, ability to expand our education for the right purpose and the passing and folding of multi century-old institutions.