How easy is it for most people to succeed nowadays & get to the top of a company in the USA? Is the following formula the way to go?

Get a BA, MA and PhD in Marketing from UCLA whilst working on a part time evening and weekend basis in Taco Bell to earn some money, build relationships, formulate inside connections and gain a vulnerable heads up on future forthcoming vacancies with the relevant hiring managers concerned. Once you receive your... show more Get a BA, MA and PhD in Marketing from UCLA whilst working on a part time evening and weekend basis in Taco Bell to earn some money, build relationships, formulate inside connections and gain a vulnerable heads up on future forthcoming vacancies with the relevant hiring managers concerned.

Once you receive your PhD you apply for an entry level role as a Marketing Assistant at Taco Bell's corporate HQ or another similar company such as Safeway, Denny's or Jack in the Box.

With 2 years experience under your belt you become a Marketing Administrator, then a Marketing Officer, Marketing Manager, Marketing Consultant and finally end up as Director of Marketing for the US and Americas Region with some 15-20 years relevant experience behind you.

The salary package on offer is around $1,000,000 USD and with that you can afford a mortgage on a nice house in Beverly Hills.

Is that essentially in a fine nutshell the American Dream and what America is both all about and stands for?
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