Ten programs to help your child become more entrepreneurial — from Marjo Johne


You’re never too young to learn the lessons of entrepreneurship. Education and business leaders say that even kids who don’t aspire to run their own business will have a competitive edge later in life if they’re armed with entrepreneurial skills such as innovative thinking, financial literacy and effective communication.

So where can kids today pick up these valuable skills? Here’s our list of top 10 entrepreneurship programs for young Canadians, from kindergarten tots to high school teens.



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Though the target audience here is Canadians, the topic applies to most every nation in the world. Today’s youth will need to be able to pivot, to change on a dime, to freelance. In fact, Intuit’s 2020 study shows that within the U.S., the workforce will be 40%+ contingent workers by 2020.





Another workforce related item:


  • New Problems, New Approaches: The Rise of the Generalist — from innovationexcellence.com by Reuven Gorsht
    Almost every company as we know it has specialist organizations to support its business priorities. Organizations such as Finance, HR, IT and Marketing have been in existence for as long as we can remember. In most companies, domain expertise, efficiency and process execution dominate the agenda for these organizations. You get hired, promoted and measured based on your expertise and value-add in your particular specialization. This is all good, but what happens when the organization needs to solve a big hairy problem or launches a new business model that requires all-hands on deck? While some companies have been successful in bringing together cross-functional teams to work together towards a common goal, the teams often have limited perspective and the lack of the capability to connect the dots.   The result: problems are not getting fixed.