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Business Insider US editor in chief Alyson Shontell interviews PayPal cofounder Max Levchin for our podcast "Success! How I Did It."

20 podcasts that will make you smarter

Here are the best podcasts teaching us right now, from "The Tim Ferriss Show" to "Radiolab."

8 reasons Finland’s education system puts the US model to shame

Finland's repeated success in national education rankings means there are at least a few lessons the US can learn.

The world is engulfed in a ‘learning crisis’ — but it’s not too late to save students

Although students are physically going to school, a quarter of a billion aren't learning anything.

5 people from around the world share what it’s like to get free college education

US citizens collectively hold about $1.31 trillion in college loan debt. That isn't the case in countries where university is tuition-free.
Fans gather on Beale Street for the start of a procession in Memphis, Tennessee May 27, 2015.

Memphis ranks as the most generous city in the US

A new study found that Memphis residents give more of their money to charity — especially to public schools — than any other city in the United States.
Hoffman received his master's in philosophy from Oxford on a Marshall Scholarship in 1993.

Billionaire LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman says his masters in philosophy has helped him more than an MBA

Reid Hoffman is one of tech's most prominent billionaires, but instead of studying business he received his master's in philosophy from Oxford.
Hoffman attended the Putney School, where he had a unique high-school experience.

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

Reid Hoffman credits part of his tremendous success in Silicon Valley to the education he received at the Putney School, a highly unusual boarding school.

Inside the world’s most exclusive university, where the acceptance rate is just 1.5%

Ivy League universities are notoriously hard to get into, but compared to the Birla Institute of Technology in India, they might as well be open to everyone.

Mesmerizing maps show where the most educated Americans live

You may not know your neighbors by name, but you can at least know them by education level.

Bill Gates is doubling down on education with a $1.7 billion investment in public schools

The money will get divided into three buckets: improving public school curriculum, "big bets," and charter schools.