Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs: Cameron Herold

Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs: Cameron Herold - http://www.ted.com Avatar Posted by alastair under Global
From http://www.ted.com 4285 days ago
Made Hot by: Monsieur Eraser on November 19, 2010 12:23 am
Bored in school, failing classes, at odds with peers? This child might be an entrepreneur, says Cameron Herold. At TEDxEdmonton, he makes the case for parenting and education that helps would-be entrepreneurs flourish -- as kids and as adults.





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Written by Fiona Stolze
4157 days ago

I think this video is fabulous. And I love the idea of coaching the kids in what they're good at instead of wasting time with the things they suck at. Encourage them at an early age. Great food for thought for my 13 year old who fits the bill.



Written by alastair
4285 days ago

Thanks Guys

I think you are right Rikvah. I've never been certain that entrepreneurship can be "taught". The notion of courses in entrepreneurship seems somewhat strange to me.

Perhaps it can be encouraged though and certainly mainstream education could do more to value the skills.



Written by saraib820
4285 days ago

My take is that it necessitates kids who are given room to be creative. I don't think you learn entrepreneurship from textbooks. It comes from free platying without rules, lemonade stands and the like. Good post!

Rivkah



Written by yoni67
4285 days ago

Alastair,

Yoni is not home, but I held up the phone for him to listen for a while and asked him if it deserved a vote. He said 'Hell yes!" So here's your vote...

Rivkah



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