International Door & Operator Industry

JAN-FEB 2018

Garage door industry magazine for garage door dealers, garage door manufacturers, garage door distributors, garage door installers, loading docks, garage door operators and openers, gates, and tools for the door industry.

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68 International Door & Operator Industry™ MANAGEMENT Continued on page 71 Did you see the 1986 movie, "Back to School?" Rodney Dangerfield plays a successful businessman who never obtained his degree, so he decided to go to college with his son. In one scene, Rodney is in an economics class when the professor leads the students in developing a mock-up business constructing the facility. Dangerfield answers, "You left out a bunch of stuff." His off-the-cuff statement angers the already irritated teacher. "Oh really. Like what, for instance?" he asks. Rodney rattles off a series of payments it will cost to put up the building which include paying politicians for zoning, kickbacks to contractors, the teamsters, building inspectors for permits and waste management, who he says, "aren't the Boy Scouts." It's a humorous moment that outlines the practicality lacking in the business class instruction. I remember the computer class when I was in high school. They met next to the Latin classroom. What a paradox! More students were encouraged to take Latin than computers or typing. Which of those would have helped me more in life and business? Broken Promises The Millennial Generation (born 1985-2005) is facing a debt crisis unparalleled in human history. If they attended college, as their parents encouraged them, they are burdened with massive college loans. Most didn't work at jobs while in school, as Dave Ramsey, radio host and media personality advocates. As a member of the Baby Boomer Generation (born 1945-64), we were encouraged by our parents to go to Can You Read the Writing on the Wall? Why Millennials Should Re-Think College "I wouldn't wish any specific thing for any specific person – it's none of my business. But the idea that a four-year degree is the only path to worthwhile knowledge is insane. -Mike Rowe

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