written by Mahan Mohammadi, PhD 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 to civilization but it does not necessarily lead them to money. They have the teaching knowledge but not the skill of organizing or use of it.
Knowledge will not attract money unless it is well organized and translated into practical plans and actions and be directed to a well-defined end called a goal, this is called specialized knowledge. Here we can see why there is a gap between 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 systems failure in teaching their student how to organize and use the knowledge after being graduated. This can express a fact that the man who can organize and direct knowledge toward his goals, regardless of the level and quality of education, he might be able to accumulate the money. This is a fact for those who are suffering from bad feeling 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 neither lack of education nor he died poor. Also, Henry Ford with just sixth grad of schooling was a financially successful person in the US.
How to acquire knowledge
First of all, think about specialized 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 you 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.
- Special training courses that are not practiced through schooling years.
- Colleges and universities.
Napoleon Hill – Think And Grow Rich, 2003