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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 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 14sungre@gmail.com 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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