There was no way blogging service Tumblr founder David Karp’s mother could have predicted her undying support of his teenage passion would result in thus week’s Billion dollar sale to Yahoo. David Karp Quit School to Get Serious About Tumblr - NYTimes.com
She encouraged his migration from high school to a life of his tech dreams. The story speaks to what is now a common improbable story of drop-out entrepreneurial success.
It raises the question of what if more parents did just this. An interesting challenge to the dogmatism of conventional education.