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Time for the unemployed to think outside the box

IT IS a known fact that most successful entrepreneurs dared to be different from the onset and took hard decisions by thinking outside the box.

Born on October 28, 1955, William Henry Gates III, popularly known as Bill Gates showed extreme interest in computer programming at age 13 and by thinking outside the box as he grew older built the world’s largest software business, Microsoft with his friend and later business partner, Paul Allen.

As far back as 1970, Gates at age 15 with his friend developed “Traf-o-Data,” a computer program that monitored traffic patterns in Seattle and netted $20,000 for their efforts. He eventually became the richest man in the world.

Not long ago, the DAILY HERITAGE carried the inspiring story of three University of Ghana students who are into bread baking business to avoid joining the teeming graduates languishing at home after four years of university education.

Kingsley Darkey, then in level 300-Business Administration; Kumi Richard, then in level 300- Political Science and Adult Education and Kofi Tenkorang, a graduate are the bakers of delicious PBM Bread.

According to the three, who are best of friends; their passion to cook drove them to go into bread baking though they were still in school.

The three were the laughing stock on campus, but chances are that they would be very successful in life because they have begun thinking outside the box.

The point is, merely following the crowd is a recipe for mediocrity and poverty. We need to think beyond the ordinary for success.

We, therefore, wish to urge our youth to challenge the status quo to avoid being part of the crowd looking for jobs after university education.

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