Welcome to the Clever Tykes blog We blog about raising entrepreneurial kids. Topics include entrepreneurial and enterprise education, research and resources, news and inspiring stories. We share insights from parents and educators and fascinating anecdotes from the childhoods of successful entrepreneurs. To receive our blogs straight to...

Bill Gates is one of the most influential people of the 21st century and was, for many years, the richest man in the world. He co-founded the tech company Microsoft and has gone on to give a huge proportion of his wealth to good causes...

Larry Page, co-founder of Google, gave an interview for Fortune magazine in which he described the hardships of his grandfather’s story, and how it led to him wanting to make Google an entirely different kind of workplace. One that, instead of crushing the dreams of...

Bernard Arnault became the richest person on the planet in December 2022 with a net worth of over $180bn according to Forbes. Arnault cofounded LVMH; the world’s largest luxury goods conglomerate, owning 75 brands including Benefit Cosmetics, Luis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Tag Hauer, Bulgari...

Problem-solving skills are massively important. We all encounter challenges in our personal lives and in work and business. Being able to address problems and get confident in solving them is something we can't take for granted for children growing up today. This article is all...

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of the world’s largest e-commerce company Amazon, is widely regarded as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in modern history. He has achieved remarkable success in his life, but many people don’t know much about his childhood. In this...

On Technium founder Kevin Kelly's 68th birthday, he published a fascinating article called 68 bits of unsolicited advice. One bit of advice concerned mastery, and was far more practical advice than "follow your dreams" or similar. "Following your bliss is a recipe for paralysis if you don’t...

Resilience is one of the most valuable characteristics a human being can hold. Everyone faces setbacks and challenging times, and building resilience in your kids is a powerful gift that will set them up for greater success and happiness throughout their entire lives. Children learn from...

A positive mindset is an essential tool for children as they navigate the challenges of growing up. It can help them feel more confident and capable, build healthy relationships, and achieve their goals. A positive mindset also assists children in coping with stress and adversity....

When I was growing up, my role models were the people I read about in books. I read Mr Galliano's Circus and wanted to be like Lottie - to live in a caravan and perform in shows. I read the Famous Five and wanted to...

Oprah Winfrey became a household name in the 1980s and in 2003 became a billionaire. However, few people know the story behind the woman who has become one of the most successful and influential people in the world. Oprah’s childhood was plagued by poverty, abuse, and instability,...

Rahul Singh, founder and CEO of The Beer Cafe, recalls how a busy childhood home led to a passion for serving. “I grew up in a home which was constantly teeming with guests, visiting relatives, neighbors and friends. In a bid to help around, I gradually...

The international bestselling book, You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise Hay, founder of Hay House publishers, includes a section called "Seeing yourself as a child". Here's a passage from the book: "If we were to take a three-year-old child and put him in the middle of the room,...

In an interview with Flow Magazine, Jamie Oliver shares how he learned his great work ethic, as well as how to treat others. “I grew up a real country boy in Clavering, in the county of Essex, about 18 miles from Cambridge. By age five, I...

Kanya King CBE is the founder of the MOBO awards. King had a far from easy childhood, as re-told by various news outlets. She was the youngest of nine children, born to an Irish mother and a Ghanaian father who died when she was 13. She described...

Jasmine Crowe, the founder of Goodr—an app that fights hunger through addressing food waste management, shares the inspiration behind her entrepreneurial journey. “My dad inspired me to be the giver that I am. I was always invested in spending time with him, doing things, and getting...

Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer and photographer. He's cited as one of the most influential filmmakers in cinematic history and his films include The Shining, A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey. “As a child, I was a school misfit, and...

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, is one of the world's richest people. From a young age, he was exposed to the power of technology by his parents and this was the foundation to him becoming a tech billionaire.   Mark Zuckerberg's childhood Mark Zuckerberg grew up as one...

In December 2012, Kenyan athlete Abel Mutai was comfortably in the lead during a cross-country running race. In the final stages of the race, the seasoned athlete, who won bronze in the 3000m steeplechase at the London 2012 Olympic Games, made a huge error. Believing he...

Shelley Röstlund, digital marketing consultant at Harbour 32, is introducing the concepts of public speaking, and sharing great ideas, to her 10-year old daughter. "We have tasked her with watching TED talks of kids of various ages standing on stage sharing their ideas. She's going to write...