11 June 2011 in

Ideas Worth Spreading

JUNE 11, 2011

Cameron Herold is an entrepreneur at heart, his passion for business started at a very young age as he describes in his TED Talk. He urges parents and teachers to not only recognize but be supportive of entrepreneurial traits in kids. I agree with him, not every child fits the mold of the current curriculum. An example of that is an undergraduate degree in business, I always got a kick out of business classes geared towards getting a good job and working for companies instead of teaching how to create them. Seems a bit counter-productive, but that's just me.

This guy is worth listening to because in the last 20 years he's built up quite an impressive resume. Throughout his career he has coached entrepreneurs on five continents. He started BackPocket COO to help mentor young companies in order to help them achieve success. Ever heard of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? For seven years Cameron Herold was the Chief Operating Officer a driving force behind the concept which has resulted in one of the most successful ventures of the last decade. Herold's list of credentials goes on, I'll let him speak for himself. The above TED Talk is definitely worth your time.

If you're ever bored or feeling uninspired check out TED: Ideas Worth Spreading. I love it! This is taken directly from the site "We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other."

the outspoken introvert

8 Comments So Far:

  1. Food for thought. What a good foundation his father set!
    I wonder if in a different society (one where the basic amenities were not there, one where the adults were scavenging for the same jobs as the children, once where safety and security were paramount), I wonder, if he would have been as enterprising.

    On the other hand, I always thought that those who took acting in school just went there for the fun. Now I realise more than ever that whilst being fun, it plays a huge role in public speaking, self confidence, being able to imagine and immerse yourself in another role, letting you dream....Guess whose kids are taking acting classes now ;-)?

  2. That's great, I think it is important to support your children in their interests and talents. If it's something they enjoy without being forced into it, chances are that is what they will excel at :)

  3. That's also true. Does that mean I have to cancel the 5am acting classes?? Just joking!

  4. Hahaha! No, no, no...with that comment I made the assumption that your children expressed and interest in acting. A 5am wake up call teaches good work ethic hahaha. I think it's great they are in acting classes, I agree with all the reason you listed for it :) seeing as I'm terrified by public speaking, I wish my mom put me in some of those back in the day!


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