Requiring logical and structured arguments

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 driveways or selling candy at school in order to buy things like video games if desired. 

“We were drilled to bring logical and structured arguments to our father if we wanted to convince him, and we negotiated with him for all sorts of stuff. We’re a highly competitive family. If we’re sitting around somewhere like a restaurant, we’ll start breaking down the margins and income for the staff and overall business.”

How logical and structured are the arguments put forward in your family? It’s certainly an interesting requirement, one that we imagine would quickly develop those skills.