The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Michael Ellsberg: The Education of Millionaires on Wednesday, July 18 AT 5:30 pm

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The myth: If you get into a good college, study hard, and graduate with excellent grades, you will be pretty much set for a successful career.

The reality: The biggest thing you won’t learn in college is how to succeed professionally.

The Rockefeller Center, in conjunction with 2011's First-Year Fellows, is pleased to announce a lecture by entrepreneur and author, Michael Ellsberg, on Wednesday, July 18, at 5:30 PM in Rockefeller Center Room 003.

The 20 students from last year's First-Year Fellows Program, who are on campus for their sophomore summer, were interested in inviting Mr. Ellsberg because of his unique perspective on education versus professional success, his entrepreneurial spirit, and his focus on encouraging youth and people from all ages to step outside their comfort zone to take risks and pursue great personal success.

Mr. Ellsberg has spent the last year meeting, interviewing, and learning from the world's most successful people, mostly millionaires and billionaires. This lecture distills their secrets, with applicable real-world strategies for self-education in the real world of business.

Michael Ellsberg is the bestselling author of The Education of Millionaires: It's Not What You Think, and It's Not Too Late, which debuted as an instant best-seller and was named to multiple "Best Books of the Year" lists in 2011. He is also the author of The Power of Eye Contact: Your Secret for Success in Business, Love and Life.

The Education of Millionaires is a bootstrapper's guide to investing in your own human capital. Ellsberg interviewed some of the most successful people on the planet who didn't complete college and who educated themselves in the real world, to deconstruct their secrets and create a "Syllabus for a Successful Life" based on what he learned from them.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences