Ever wonder which toys teach entrepreneurial and Business skills?

I'll give you a clue: they're old-fashioned, need no batteries and have influenced millions.

Find out what Donald Trump, Richard Branson and the cream of the CEO crop played with as toddlers!







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Written by yoni67
3704 days ago

Houston,

I think we have a problem? These are like old articles.



Written by ofirafromjobshuk
3915 days ago

Yoni,

Great job to rap up 2010. Looking forward to many more great posts from you on JS in the coming year!

Ofira



Written by yoni67
3915 days ago

Thanks Ofira!!!

Yoni



Written by ShoshFromJobShuk
3915 days ago

Yonatan, in this world of always bigger, newer and more techie its nice to take a look back as Alan said. It's sometimes hard to remember that things used to be so much different. Life had a different pace and a different meaning. Thanks for another wonderful article!

Shoshana



Written by yoni67
3915 days ago

Shosh,

The good old days are gone. It's the world of latch onto tech or fall by the wayside. I'm going to take a risk: I'm not gonna latch and I'm willing to fall a bit. I love old-fashioned...it just may prove to be my downfall.

Yoni



Written by JackieP
3916 days ago

Great toys and great analogy Yoni. My personal favorite was leggo. I loved the creativity it inspired in me. As a side note though, I was allowed to experiment with my ideas, as opposed to a friend who was always encouraged by her parents to build things in a "certain way" to conform.

No surprise that she grew to hate leggo.

I find that frustrating in observing parents with their kids. No matter what the toy, encourage don't stifle the creativity or lessons that can be learned. Okay I'll shutup now..sorry turned into a bit of a soapbox rant =)

Love your work Yoni.



Written by yoni67
3916 days ago

Thanks Jackie!

I think one commonality of creativity is children who are allowed to break the rules. Going crazy with Lego and drawing outside of the lines with crayons!

All the best to you in 2011!

Yoni



Written by alinisrael
3916 days ago

Yonatan,

What a nice little trip down memory lane to a simpler time. Well written and nicely thought out.

Alan



Written by yoni67
3916 days ago

Thanks Alan,

Much appreciated!

Yoni



Written by businessavante
3916 days ago

Hi Yoni,

I think "Big George" Foreman might have been tough on toys. He's a great inspiration to lots of people - he started out as rough as Sonny Liston & Mike Tyson, but (after losing to Ali in one of history's great fights) completely turned his life around. In his 2nd career, at 45, he became history's oldest heavyweight champ - as a huge, slow-moving target, but with a great new-found understanding of Human Nature (he was a reverend in between). He knew if he could take enough shots (and boy, did he) against Michael Moorer, Moorer would get cocky & stand right in front of him. BAM - a one-punch KO (Big George was big & slow - but he still had POWER!).

I definitely agree about the kids w/crayons, too - that where it all begins!

businessavante (Duncan)



Written by yoni67
3916 days ago

Duncan,

I think the thing that strikes me most about Foreman, from both a personal perspective and a Marketing perspective is how he managed to re-invent his personality. In his first incarnations he was a mean SOB. Then he became a loveable affable teddy-bear. Had he stayed the mean guy, he never would have had the boxing crowds behind him and when it came to marketing, he never would have sold a single grill.

Yoni



Written by saraib820
3916 days ago

Great article from a big kid at heart!

;)

Rivkah



Written by yoni67
3916 days ago

Thanks,

Though you are biased?



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