"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt

NBC Today Show: Successful Entrepreneurs with Dyslexia

Tweet More and more entrepreneurs are  saying they  had symptoms of Dyslexia in school.  An early  lifetime of difficulties & challenges faced in the classroom by those suffering from Dyslexia  can lead to success later when they learn to compensate with other skills.  Some of those skills are;  developing new ways of doing things, delegating responsibility and problem solving.  These areas […]

Tedx Conference entirely for Youth: by Angela Maiers

Tweet I am a huge fan of TED, a platform for the nation’s biggest and brightest thinkers to spread their world changing ideas. But adults aren’t the only ones with big ideas and talents. TEDxRedmond was the first ever TED-events arranged for kids by kids with a theme of “Power to the Students.” Over four […]

Richard Branson in TED / Dyslexic / ADHD / ADD

July 29, 2010 by  
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Tweet   Richard Branson is yet another successful entrepreneur that indicates he was not a good student.  He goes on to define his learning style as dyslexic and suggests a low IQ score be the result of his assesment.  Intersesting how this pattern continues to emerge in the stories of particularly successful entrepreneurs.  As the […]

Video: What Adults Can Learn from Kids

July 14, 2010 by  
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Tweet From TED Talks Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

Feature: Junior Achievement’s efforts to teach kids around the world about business

Tweet Feature: Junior Achievement’s efforts to teach kids around the world about business By Kate Foley, Fearless Ambition When people think of Junior Achievement, the first thing that comes to mind may be the JA they experienced when they were a kid. “Their perception that all we do is teach kids how to make lamps […]

Teaching Kids to Take Charge by Infecting them with “I Can”

July 10, 2010 by  
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Tweet Kiran Bir Sethi at a Ted Talks conference shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life’s most valuable lesson: “I can.” Watch her students take local issues into their own hands, lead other young people, even educate their parents. The founder of the Riverside School in Ahmedabad, Kiran Sethi has launched […]

Money-Smart Kids: No money for money education?

July 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Education, Kids & Money, Money

Tweet Money-Smart Kids No money for money education? By Tom Henske From Westport News Online Last week — while reading Karen Blumenthal‘s article in The Wall Street Journal, “Is There a Cure for Financial Literacy?” — I was reminded of one of the impediments to improving financial literacy in our country. Citing data from The Jumpstart Coalition, Karen […]

Video: These Kids Mean Business

Tweet Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Clarence Page looks at the role of entrepreneurship education as a way to help change the lives of at-risk youth. Centered on budding entrepreneurs across the country and the programs created to foster their interest and understanding of the free-market, the documentary tells the tale of underserved youth creating and living […]

Video: College dropout turned entrepreneur

June 28, 2010 by  
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Tweet WordPress entrepreneur Matt Mullenweg says he loves being an entrepreneur instead of working for someone else, though he sometimes wishes he didn’t drop out of college.

11-year-old college graduate

June 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Education, Parenting, School Age

Tweet From HuffingtonPost.com Meet Moshe Kai Cavalin, the 11-year-old who just finished setting the bar impossibly high for college students everywhere. Not only did this youngster just graduate from college at the age of 11, but he did so with honors, holding down a 4.0 GPA, and his favorite subject is astrophysics. He is also an accomplished […]

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