481 - You Don’t Have to Break the Law
Episode Title: You Don’t Have to Break the Law
How far would you go to give your kid a competitive advantage? Let’s talk about it, coming up next on The Perna Syndicate.
Ep 481 show:
Hi, I’m your host Mark Perna, and this is The Perna Syndicate! Do you remember the college admissions scandal involving actress Felicity Huffman? She actually served 11 days of jail time for paying to have her daughter’s SAT doctored so she could get into an elite college.
But Huffman isn’t alone. Many other well-to-do parents in business, sports, education, healthcare, and entertainment were also discovered cheating the system to get their children into prestigious colleges.
Why did they do this? What motivated them to break the law and face these kinds of consequences?
It was a simple desire to see their kids succeed—something we all share. But thankfully, there’s a better way to do that. And it’s all about building a true competitive advantage that will serve your child over the course of their entire career.
The educational landscape has shifted. It used to be enough to get good grades. Those who excelled in school could be fairly well assured of a viable, living-wage career awaiting them at the end of their education. It was a nice system—while it lasted.
But today, things are different. Kids need a new competitive advantage, built on academic knowledge, plus technical competency, plus professional skills. And we don’t have to break the law to give it to them.
Tomorrow: what does technical competency mean, and how can young people attain it? We’ll cover that and more on the next episode of The Perna Syndicate. See you then!