"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

Tweet   By Erica Diamond That was the question I asked 25 Grade 2 students this morning. And I got a gamut of answers, “A businessman, a lawyer, a nurse, a doctor, a spy like my mom (hmmm okay), an opera singer (yes I laughed too), a celebrity (what career is that exactly?), a baseball […]

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NBC Today Show: Successful Entrepreneurs with Dyslexia

October 10, 2010 by  
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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 […]

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Tedx Conference entirely for Youth: by Angela Maiers

October 10, 2010 by  
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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 […]

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Crystal O’Connor discusses Money and Kids with Sarah Cook of Raising CEO Kids

October 3, 2010 by  
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Tweet Teaching kids business skills early will increase their financial awareness.  As we begin to teach our kids these important lessons about business and money it’s important to take advice from others that have been there and done that with their own kids.  Sarah Cook with Raising Ceo Kids shares tips on raising your own kids […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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Women’s World Banking Brings Credit To The Third World

July 12, 2010 by  
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Tweet Women’s World Banking Brings Credit To The Third World From Forbes.com Mary Ellen Iskenderian remembers the moment when she discovered her purpose in life. As a child, her parents often took her to visit her father’s family in Turkey where she saw, for the first time, people living in utter poverty. She remembers thinking, […]

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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 […]

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Announcing Beck University

July 6, 2010 by  
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Tweet Announcing Beck University Glenn Beck offers online classes to his followers From GlennBeck.com School may be out for the summer, but for Glenn Beck class is just starting. This July, while others are relaxing poolside, head back to the classroom – from the comfort of your own home. That may sound like an oxymoron […]

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