I have had the honor and privilege of meeting the lovely, bright, fun Margot Machol Bisnow as well as her two wildly successful and delightful sons, Elliott and Austin, in person over the past few years. So I couldn’t contain my excitement when I learned that this supermom, writer, and former FTC Commissioner had written a book about parenting called Raising an Entrepreneur: 10 Rules for Nurturing Risk Takers, Problem Solvers, and Change Makers.
I initially met all three amazing humans through Summit Series, which Elliott Bisnow founded when he was in his early 20s. It’s a conference that is so much more — I describe it as TED meets Burning Man — which initially targeted entrepreneurs, artists and changemakers under 40, and has now grown to include people of all ages. It also has expanded from an annual gathering to a land project in Eden, Utah and fantastic events year-round. Austin Bis is a terrific musician and producer who has written several chart-topping pop songs and started the band Magic Giant.
In this inspirational book, Margot interviews over 60 entrepreneurs and their moms — including her own sons, TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and Pencils of Promise founder Adam Braun. She distills their wisdom into tips for raising children who are creative, confident, resilient, fearless, and dedicated to changing the world.
Research shows that 29% of entrepreneurs get their start between the ages of 20 – 34 years old. Raising an Entrepreneur is the first book to help parents get their kids going on this life path through cultivating in them a willingness to risk failure, take on a tough economic climate, and work long hours, among other qualities. It’s a fascinating read for anyone interested in cultivating your child’s entrepreneurial spark.
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