Scott Gerber Wants You to Never Get a Real Job

Scott Gerber
Scott Gerber

Serial entrepreneur Scott Gerber has a message for young people: Don't listen to your parents, your mentors or your teachers when it comes to looking for a job after college. Gerber says the system of the past doesn't apply to our generation; instead we will beat the unemployment plaguing our generation not by simply trying harder, but rather by creating our own opportunity.

When Gerber attended New York University, he soon realized that he didn't have any inclination to get a real job, but he called his first business a "disastrous failure." He put in the hard work, but not the practical steps to build a business. It was a mistake he only made once.