Don Wettrick is a teacher that wants to blow up an education system that teaches our kids to sit down, behave and wait for instructions. He talks about the skills everyone needs to learn and prosper in the new “Gig-Economy.”

Don is the founder of StartEdUp, author of “Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% to the next level” and Innovation Specialist at Noblesville High School, central IN. He is also the host of “THE STARTEDUP PODCAST”. Don’s leading a charge to shake up the education system, and has been endorsed by such names as Gary Vaynerchuck, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss and a host of others.

Don was the perfect guest to kick off the Screw the Naysayers Podcast series. He speaks about the “Big Lie” (the idea that the ONLY path to a successful career is through a four year degree program), and talks about the work he’s doing as a teacher, and an entrepreneur, to better prepare our children for a world where “a students career, their finances, & their future is going to be fueled by their entrepreneurial skills.”

You can find Don at, on FB at, and on LinkedIn.

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