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...

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...

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...

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...

A LinkedIn post shared by The Female Lead told the story of athlete Abel Mutai, who was in the lead whilst representing Kenya in a running race. Mutai stopped just a few feet from the finish line. He was confused by the signage, and mistakenly thought 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...

Carly Fiorina, CEO of Hewlett-Packard, talks about the assurance her mother gave Carly of her talent and potential, as well as the focus on character as an important long-term trait. “My mother and father were incredible people who invested so much in each of their children....

In a fascinating keynote for the WrapWomen's Power Woman summit, actress Eva Longoria told her childhood story to 2000 people. Here are some of our favourite parts. “My mom made me take the gifted and talented test in hopes that I would get into a superior...

In a thought-provoking article by author and entrepreneur Derek Sivers, he outlines the three things to consider when making life-size decisions. What makes you happy What’s smart — meaning long-term good for you What’s useful to others In terms of career, smart and useful, but not...

Esther Wojcicki is a journalist, educator, and vice chair of the Creative Commons advisory council. She is the mother of Janet Wojcicki, a professor at UCSF, Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, and Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of 23andMe. Esther is also the author of How...

Tony Robbins is an author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker. He grew up in North Hollywood, the eldest of three siblings. He described his home life as "chaotic" and "abusive". “I had to protect my brother and sister, so I became a practical psychologist just out of...

Clara Wilcox, founder of The Balance Collective, describes how she has taught her teenage daughter the main skills needed to be entrepreneurial. Together they have also discussed how to keep clients. “I worked as a teenager, and encourage my teenager to do the same. She has...