Genius Group Driving Transformation of Entrepreneur Education in a Time of Economic Uncertainty

With 10.7 Million Unemployed in America, It’s Time to Create a Job, Not Get a Job

Feb. 3, 2021

Economies worldwide have been roiled by the Covid-19 pandemic. Recently the U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System issued this warning: “The Covid-19 pandemic is causing tremendous human and economic hardship across the United States and around the world.”

Genius Group, the world’s largest entrepreneur education group, is leading a paradigm shift in the way we think about education, preparing students, entrepreneurs and business leaders for the 5th Wave, or Society 5.0.   The 5th Wave has been called many things, but most importantly, according to Roger James Hamilton, the founder and CEO of the Genius Group, a New York Times best-selling author and world-renown futurist and social entrepreneur, the 5th wave is the age of the entrepreneur, the age of start-ups, where everything has a digital layer, where because of the internet and the free flow of information, if entrepreneurs are prepared and understand the dynamics of the 5th Wave, they can succeed and achieve things greater than they have ever imagined. We are now in the digital decade and entrepreneurs, business owners, and students, must act in ways that reflect the trends driving the 5th Wave. In the words of Hamilton, “the next ten years will be a time of incredible change and we should think in terms of creating jobs, not getting jobs.”

A global education company, Genius Group has already served 1.4 million students in 200 countries and its vision is to grow to more than 100 million students by 2030.  Driving a transformation in the global education industry, the Genius Group of Companies now has an Edtech platform serving grades K-12 and will soon offer college and graduate degrees.  However, this is no traditional edtech company. It is a 5th wave educational system, which designs courses and curriculum that best fits the individual.  In the same way that we have individualized medicine, DNA based diagnostics and A.I. powered drug repurposing, the GeniusU platform looks at each individual’s profile and adapts the program and curriculum accordingly, using A.I, incorporating aspects of the metaverse, the next iteration of the internet, where everyone is connected all the time and everywhere.  Communities of students and entrepreneurs share spaces and interact  together in 3D, without leaving their homes as they create communities within communities based on shared interests and shared goals.

Imagine a world where you can be in the same place at the same time while sitting on your bed in your house on 18th street, with dozens or hundreds or thousands of entrepreneurs and students, learning and sharing the best ideas.  Welcome to the 5th wave where intelligence is everywhere around us.  If you have access to the Internet and the ability to think globally, as Hamilton is fond of saying, “you can compete with Jeff Bezos.”

If you don’t understand the metaverse or how artificial intelligence is going to drive monumental  change in every industry, or how blockchain is changing the Fintech industry, or how digital currencies will replace the US dollar, and why all of this is important, then you will not be ready to compete in the 5th Wave.  

So in addition to all the universal principles of success that entrepreneurs have studied in such classic best-sellers as Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill or The Secret of the Ages, by Robert Collier: hard work, persistence, thinking positive, setting concrete goals, visualizing those goals, creating a brain trust and more, you must also understand and embrace the trends that will drive business and commerce in the digital decade. 

The Genius Group of companies, which includes GeniusU, Entrepreneurs Institute and Entrepreneur Resorts, has created a curriculum designed on focusing learning by level rather than age.  Each student’s educational journey is personalized and includes project-based learning.  Utilizing the latest technology as a driving force and enabling students to learn from anywhere at any time, the new curriculum is future focused.  It focuses on the individual and their strengths, where a community of global students and entrepreneurs help each other find their purpose and cultivate their passions, so they are better prepared to do what they love as they engage a world shaped by the 5th Wave. 

Wow. Imagine an educational system that focuses on creating world-leading entrepreneurs who want to generate strong cash flow and make the world a better place as its core philosophy?  It’s here. To learn more about the curriculum that’s being built through Genius Group and GeniusU, visit or

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