Written by Mahan Mohammadi, Ph.D. Candidate & International Ambassadors
We have two types of knowledge. The general one, regardless of its quantity or variety, has a small role in the accumulation of money. Many university scholars have this type of knowledge about civilization, but it does not necessarily lead them to money. They have the teaching knowledge but not the skills for organising or using it.
Knowledge will not attract money unless it is well organised and translated into practical plans and actions and directed to a well-defined end, called a goal. This is called specialized knowledge. Here we can see why there is specialised someone who only obtained the knowledge and the one who can use it in order to earn money and power.
This missing link between knowledge and money is the educational system’s failure to teach their students how to organise and use their knowledge after graduating. This can express the fact that a man who can organize and direct knowledge toward his goals, regardless of the level and quality of education, might be ableorganise emulate the money. This is a fact for those who are suffering from bad feelings they have about their schooling experiences.
Thomas A. Edison had only three months of official schooling in his entire life, but he did not feel a lack of education nor did he die poor. Also, Henry Ford, with just a sixth-grade education, was a financially successful person in the US.
How to acquire knowledge
First of all, think about the specialised knowledge you may require and the purpose for which it is needed. In short, set the goal you are moving forward to, and it will determine what knowledge you need. Then consider the following to raise your practical knowledge:
- Your current experience and education.
- Experience and education of others with who you may be able to cooperate.
- Public libraries.
- Specialized training courses that are not practised during the school year
- Colleges and universities.
Napoleon Hill-Think And Grow Rich, 2003