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I quit my high-paying job to travel the world — and came back as the CEO of my own company

I quit my job after 10 years of working at an aerospace brand and in finance. I had excelled in those roles — I earned great money and ran prestigious teams all over the world. However, the 12-hour days and little free time became too much to bear, and I felt that life was passing me by.

Here’s why taking a ‘gap year’ before college is a great idea

Students often find their true passions, gain maturity, and maintain higher GPAs.

Mike Rowe says going straight from high school to college is a ‘horrible mistake’

"It's just a terrible thing to have your coffee served to you by a double major in Poli Sci and Medieval French."

Malia Obama is taking a ‘gap year’ before attending Harvard — here’s why that’s a great idea

Students often find their true passions, gain maturity, and maintain higher GPAs.

Sir Martin Sorrell: Gap years before university are ‘wasted’ time

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, has called a gap year travel a waste of time and encourages teenagers to go straight to university or get a job.