In the spirit of talking about young entrepreneurs this week – how about helping kids to understand what entrepreneurs are? This is a great talk on TED by Cameron Herold. (Thanks to The Taft School faculty member, Leon Hayward, for bringing this to my attention.)
Along these lines, check out Matthew and Adam Toren’s book, Kidpreneurs. Their website, Young Entrepreneurs defines entrepreneurism as:
en•tre•pre•neur -noun Entrepreneur, translated from its French roots, means “one who undertakes.” The term Entrepreneur is used to refer to anyone who undertakes the organization and management of an enterprise involving independence and risk as well as the opportunity for profit.
It could not hurt to show kids how to understand risk and profit opportunities, could it? I love the way both Herold and the Toren brothers show how we can start young to cultivate those traits that could enable any child to grow up and have these powerful skills.
At the end of Herold’s TED talk, there is a GREAT, short video worth seeing. Enjoy, and post your comments. Got other young entrepreneur resources? Contact me at Score More Sales – it could be featured in an upcoming post.
Lori Richardson is on a “Fabulous 50-50-50-50” tour around the U.S. and parts of Canada. If you know of a town she should visit, or a local expert she can co-present with, drop her a note. Set your big audacious goals and post them for the world to see – then take action on them. More on Lori and the tour at Score More Sales.