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Tim Knight Biography

Managing Partner of Tim Knight Organization
Con to the question "Is a College Education Worth It?"

“Some of you know that I graduated from college rather swiftly (in just 2 1/2 years)… The information I garnered during those 2 1/2 years hasn’t been useful to me even once during the many years since I graduated, and there isn’t a single contact I made in college that was beneficial to me in any way at all.

Simply stated, I could have gone straight from high school to work without any difference.

Centuries ago, the only reason the tiny percentage of people who attended university did so was in order to join the clergy. These days, the rather substantial percentage of those going to ‘college’… have very different reasons for going: namely (1) because their parents or society expects them to do so in order to get a ‘good’ job; (2) to garner useful contacts, particularly if one is attending an elite school.

I was accepted into ‘elite’ schools… but I chose instead to go to a more middle-of-the-road school. I suspect if I had gone to a brand-name school, I would have indeed garnered valuable contacts, but frankly, I did all right without them.”

“Is College Worth It?,”, Mar. 7, 2017

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Managing Partner, Tim Knight Organization (investment advisor firm), Oct. 2009-present
  • Founder and writer, Slope of Hope blog, 2005-present
  • Web Host, Trading the Close
  • Founder, SocialTrade Corp., 2010-2012
  • Senior Vice President of Technology, Investools, Jan. 2005-Aug. 2010
  • Founder and CEO, Prophet Financial Systems, July 1992-Jan. 2005
  • Vice President of Technology Products, Montgomery Securities, 1990-1991
  • Marketing Intern, Apple Computer, Inc. 1987-1988
  • BSc, Marketing, Santa Clara University, 1987
  • Twitter handle: @SlopeOfHope
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