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The Lessons School Forgot : How to Hack Your Way Through the Technology Revolution - Steve Sammartino

The Lessons School Forgot

How to Hack Your Way Through the Technology Revolution

Paperback Published: 26th April 2017
ISBN: 9780730343202
Number Of Pages: 232

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Public school was literally designed by and for wealthy industrialists at the dawn of the industrial revolution. The first free public schools were even funded by them and designed for them. The core objective of school was to train illiterate farmers sons and daughters the three R’s (Writing Reading & Arithmetic) so that they could become compliant industrial factory workers

Now that we have exited the Industrial age and entered the digital age, what we are learning, or learned at school leaves us entirely unprepared. The lessons school forget will drop some truth bombs about life, the stuff they didn’t tell you because, let’s be honest school wasn’t really designed for you. It will show you how our minds have been shaped from a young age to be ‘followers’ at a time when we need leadership and creativty. It will teach readers the truth about the economic system we live in, in very simple terms. Terms that everyone can understand – regardless of education levels. It will introduce the readers to The new three R’s

– how we got here, what’s next and why the new skills you need are more human and creative. Things you can learn if you make the effort. A motivational reminder that this revolution is for everyone who can be bothered to participate.

– The truth about money. This section will go through the different types of money and how to get. Specifically there are 3 types of money: Earned, Invested & Invented.

Reinvention – Now we know what’s needed, this section will teach the techniques to become a modern day expert in X. And all it takes is a personal investment of time. I’ll go through the myriad of tools at our disposal to become more valuable to the market place. I’ll look at the skill bases needed in the future, all of which reside on a higher human level. 

A great book - a must read for every would-be entrepreneur


Steve Sammartino is a very successful Aussie Entrepreneur & this book is such a brilliant read. I couldn't put it down. Steve makes the very valid point that our schools don't teach kids how to think & because of that they either don't reach their full potential nor become the Entrepreneurs this country so badly needs. The only pity is that we can't get Steve into every school in Australia to teach this stuff (How to handle money and how to become an Entrepreneur) A must-have book for parents of kids of any age, as well as for would-be Entrepreneurs. I couldn't recommend it highly enough

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia


The Lessons School Forgot

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About the author ix

Preface xi

Part I: Revolution 1

1 A lesson about school 3

2 A proxy for happiness 13

3 The future is informal 27

4 The future of work 45

Part II: Revenue 65

5 The truth about money 67

6 Money isn’t money 79

7 The seeds of greatness 91

8 The future of money 111

9 The best way to invest money 119

Part III: Reinvention 139

10 Portfolio living 141

11 Freelancing is rad 159

12 Upskilling 169

13 Instant startup entrepreneur 183

14 DNA is DESTINY 197

Notes 203

Index 207

ISBN: 9780730343202
ISBN-10: 0730343200
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 26th April 2017
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1