Tynan, I think this should be in your "Greatest Hits" blog posts. And you are churning them out, lately.
I guess this just hit a nerve with me because I am an old dog that has a 4 year college degree. I went to college when it was more affordable (1986-1990) and, I will admit that my degree trained me well in what I wanted to do (broadcast journalism).
But, I predict that as college gets more and more expensive, people are going to start to reject the idea of the traditional degree, not only because of the expense, but because EVERYONE goes to college these days, which in turn waters down the value of the degree itself.
I think you and I will see the day that people demand more of their degrees and demand that they be more focused. People are going to reject the well-rounded liberal education. If they want to be business people, they will take business classes and skip the physical education requirements, the English literature requirements, the science requirements, etc., if for no other reason than just the cost of those courses that have nothing to do with what they want to do. And, if the Universities won't allow that to get a degree, they will come around to it because less and less people will be going to college, which will in turn MAKE the universities change their minds because, at the end of the day, they want people to go to their school and spend money.
Another way to get the Hustler's MBA is to pick something that you like, find a mentor, get a job with that mentor, even if that means picking up that persons laundry, being the night janitor, etc. for minimum wage and making an effort to hang around learn their trade when they are working.