chapter  5
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Investments in Self: Education, Training, and Mobility

Formal education, around which much of this chapter revolves, is just the intensive, structured phase of learning. What you learn informally from parents, siblings, and peers is likewise significant. After schooling is over you may receive on-the-job training, additional formal courses, and endless learning by doing. Training ratchets down after some years on a job, but you continue to learn from conversing and observing, from reading, from the media, from adult-education courses and conferences-and from the school of hard knocks!