Billionaire investor Reid Hoffman credits his success to a progressive Vermont boarding school he says was ‘kind of like ‘Lord of the Flies”

November 14, 2017
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Billionaire investor and LinkedIn cofounder credits part of his success to his unusual high school education in Vermont.
At the Putney School, manual labor is taken as seriously as academic work.
Hoffman struggled socially, but learned to approach life outside of traditional career paths.

At the Putney School in Vermont, graduating students customize their diplomas, decorating them with images that reflect their personalities and passions. Billionaire investor and LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman adorned his with drawings of “cross-country skis, a soccer ball, books, and Dungeons & Dragons,” according to the school magazine the Putney Post.

Putney is a boarding school that sends …read more

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