Recorded on 01/23/2024

Inspiring Future Leaders: How the Entrepreneurial Mindset Can Help the Next Generation Thrive in School and Life

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Entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk all share similar characteristics that have led to their remarkable success, among them are vision, drive, creativity, and confidence. It is those qualities that have not only made them household names but have acted as inspiration for legions of subsequent entrepreneurs around the world.

That entrepreneurial mindset is what author and entrepreneur Brian Weisfeld believes we need to impart on the next generation, empowering them to achieve greatness no matter what path they pursue. He believes that many of the qualities entrepreneurs possess, including their grit, adoption of a growth mindset, comfort with risk, and their ability to see problems as opportunities are all qualities that will help children thrive, not just in school or their future careers but throughout their lives. In fact, he believes that embracing the entrepreneurial mindset is so critical that he has made it his personal mission to help parents and youth leaders pass it on to their children and students.

During this dynamic session, Brian provides inspiration for parents to take everyday moments with their children and infuse them with meaning and purpose. He also help us rethink everything from the conversations we have with our children at the dinner table, to the activities they are involved with outside of school.  As we jumpstart a new year, we hope you will learn more about the importance of instilling an entrepreneurial mindset in our children.

About Brian Weisfeld

Brian Weisfeld is a youth entrepreneurship advocate who has been building businesses his entire life. As a kid, he bought gummy bears and hired his friends to sell them. As a teen, he sorted baseball cards, babysat, and sold mixtapes (ask your parents what those are). As an adult, he helped build well-known, billion-dollar companies including IMAX Corporation and Brian is the co-author of The Startup Squad, a Macmillan-published children’s book series to inspire kids to start their first businesses, and is the founder of The Startup Squad Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to teaching entrepreneurship to girls from underserved communities to empower them with an entrepreneurial mindset and help them reach their potential, whatever their passions. Brian has spoken to thousands of kids and adults on three continents during his career and was featured on Good Morning America for his work. Brian lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two daughters.


Brian Weisfeld

Brian Weisfeld

Author, Global Speaker and Social Entrepreneuer

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