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Does Knowledge triumph Passion? or does Passion triumph Knowledge?

I live in Canada and was born and raised in Ontario, ever since I was young my parents knew that I would do something extraordinary. I had a mind for the big stuff and I was always eager to find my true passion. I loved to make robots and today I want to build one of the leading business companies when I hit the work force. I have a love for technology and I hope to make my mark on the world some day.

Sadly my Passion has been Triumph by Knowledge, I come from a middle class family and my parents are eager to get me on the work force but gives me no time to plan a head for the future. Universities and Colleges are looking for Knowledge and pay for it but Passion seems to be a forgotten art.

How can I get the education I need as well as the networking necessary to make a leading business company? Where and how can I create the business I want with the little capital I own?

Please leave me your contact information if you would like to discuss this matter in more detail, thank you for your collaboration and I hope to hear from you all very soon.

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    Jun 3 2012: Passion triumphs knowledge, at all times.

    For instance, if you were to have knowledge, you'd have the smartness. There are numerous people in this world who carry that knowledge. But do they all succeed? No. Why? Because it doesn't matter if you have that knowledge without the willingness and love to do something.

    On the other hand, if you feel passionate about something you're are willing to do anything in order to achieve it. (Including pursuing knowledge). If you have that enthusiasm and eagerness, then you'll succeed in life even more.

    So, I repeat: Passion triumphs knowledge.
  • Jun 1 2012: Hi Christopher, I am a 15 year old living in Cincinnati Ohio. I too am an aspiring businessman. In fact, if starting/running a company is what you want, I have read many books on the subject (too many to be healthy if you ask my parents). If you would like, I would be more than happy to share with you. You can contact me at and I hope that we can help each other as just someone else who we can get an opinion from.

    Now, back to the original question. Passion trumps knowledge. Always, always always. Why do I say this? On simple fact: if the passion is there, the knowledge will inevitably follow. I will give you a personal example. In reading about entrepreneurship, I set out to follow my passion for economy and business. Along the way, however, I have obtained a treasure trove of knowledge far vaster than anything I have learned at school. I used to hate learning, now I have made it a passion.
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    May 31 2012: REal productive passion is fueled by knowledge. This is a symbiotic relationship not an either /or.
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    Jun 2 2012: Aspiring and creative business leaders need both knowledge and passion. To gain funding you need a good idea and the passion and drive to convince the finance people to invest in you.

    Go to university to gain the knowledge - but also have fun and live each day passionatly and enthusiastically.

    Passion is eye catching - you professors will remember you for your passion - not for being yet another clever student. If they see potential in you they will make sure you meet the right people after you graduate.
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    May 31 2012: As said above, the two concepts are symbiotic in nature.

    On a practical note, go to uni and get the knowledge (and qualification). On a daily basis his will not take up all your time...not even close. You will find that you are swimming in oceans full of spare-time. So use the rest of your 'spare- time' (I think it would be better if we all called it 'passion-time') to pursue your creativity and build your business/business-plan.

    Uni's can be a really great place to plan and pursue your future above and beyond the actual course you are taking - they give you a 'legitimate' purpose whilst also providing lots of time to think/create. Added to this is the fact that they are great places to network, whether it be with other fired-up students or with lecturers who are willing to show an interest and point you in interesting directions (and lecturers will indeed do this for the students who they can see are striving greatly).

    Plus most uni's have decent to very good resources for you to use.

    So go to uni, attend tech business seminars etc in your passion-time, and get drunk occasionally and get laid sufficiently!
  • May 30 2012: without passion there is no motivation to do something, but to do something without knowing what your doing is stupidity. They are two things that need each other to function.
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    May 29 2012: Why not mix the 2.
    Passion without knowledge is like ready, fire and no aim.
    Knowledge without some energy is limited also.