Noel Farrelly from Tilney Group describes the principles he follows in raising his children. “I have raised my children repeating four specific principles, which they know by heart. I have lived by them and have encouraged them to also. They are:  Turn up on time Say...

Heidi Zak, founder of ThirdLove, shares her experience working on a farm stand as a teenager. “I think my dad is my biggest influence. He grew up on a small farm outside of Pittsburgh. Through a lot of hard work and by focusing on education, he has...

Ritu Nayaran, CEO and co-founder of Zūm, explains how her mother was her biggest champion. "[My mother is] my dreamcatcher. As a child and growing up, I was fascinated by math and physics. I wanted to be an engineer or an astronaut. At that time in...

In an interview for the DGA, Steven Spielberg explains the unconventional mischief he got up to in his high school years, that set him up well for his career. “I was in high school in Arizona and visiting some cousins and I took a tour one...

Parent and business leader Kathryn Campbell plans to incorporate diversity into how she raises her daughter, to promote empathy and being open to the views of others. "Empathy and being open to the views of others are important values for us as parents. We appreciate that...

Anne Boden MBE is the founder of Starling Bank. In an interview with Money Observer, she talks about the childhood influences that combined an interest in money with a focus on making good choices. “I learned from a very young age just how important [money] is...

Mike Bandar, co-founder of Turn Partners, explains how pursuing sports during his childhood taught him the meaning of commitment and discipline. “Throughout my whole childhood, my parents always ensured my brother and I had at least two active hobbies or sports. "We generally had one staple that...

Naomi Pryde, partner at DWF LLP, shares the childhood memories that had the most impact on her academic and professional career. “I was taught that I could be anything and do anything. I was taught to politely question everything and not to necessarily take ‘no’ for...

Amy Cheadle, founder of The Northern Dough Co, reflects on her experience encouraging her kids to overcome challenges by thinking creatively. “As a parent, I often challenge my kids with problem solving to encourage their creative thinking. I might share a simple task from my own day...

This is a passage from the book Originals: How Non-conformists Change the World, by Adam Grant with foreword by Sheryl Sandberg. The book debunks the myth that entrepreneurs are bigger risk takers than non entrepreneurs: "...

Michael Greenberg, from Call For Content, describes how his competitive family had an unintentional impact in his entrepreneurial upbringing. “My parents raised us with entrepreneurship deeply embedded, unintentionally. […] We had to earn our money growing up and were encouraged to run side hustles like shovelling...

James Daily, founding partner of Daily Law Group, learned from his parents that there was no problem he could not solve. "My parents taught me to be grateful and find the silver lining, even if you have nothing or are facing pain, loss, or failure. After...

Hayley Luckadoo, owner of Luckadoo Media, shares the words of wisdom she received from her mother. “I was always an ambitious child, but I would be terrified of anything not working out. I'd talk about the hundreds of ways something could go wrong and I'd plan...

You may have heard the Jim Rohn quote, "we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with", but you may not realise how early that becomes true. In the book Atomic Habits, author James Clear discusses the norms of cultures,...

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...

When did you first become self-aware? It's so easy to just go with the flow and do what's expected of us. Starting primary then secondary school, choosing our GCSEs and going to college. Then passing exams and trying to get into university because that's what everyone...

Today's the day! We're super excited that How To Raise Entrepreneurial Kids is now live on Amazon and in bookstores around the world.    Clever Tykes co-founder Jodie Cook teamed up with best-selling business author Daniel Priestley to create this hugely valuable resource for parents and educators. It's...

This article was written and contributed by Laura Zitver, founder of Road Awareness For Toddlers (RAFT). Life as we know it Since COVID-19 has emerged it has affected all our lives in some way. We are required to socially distance from others, meaning the way we travel...

I’m super excited to announce the launch of a brand new book! How to raise entrepreneurial kids has been written with Daniel Priestley, a friend and co-author whose work I admire. The book contains stories from both our childhoods as well as those of 200+ entrepreneurs and parents....

The coronavirus pandemic has seen schools across the UK shut their doors except for the children of key workers. The majority of the summer's exams have also been cancelled leaving many students in limbo. However, for younger children, especially those in primary school, there has...