I happened on this video today. The speaker is someone with most of the traits of ADD. He is bi-polar. He was told he would fail in school. He failed in school. But he was also groomed by his parents to be an entrepreneur. He is a success today – and he questions why we try to stifle the traits of an entrepreneur in school, instead of fostering their development.
For anyone with a child they suspect has ADD and/or who doesn’t quite “fit the mold”, this is a worthwhile 20 minutes.
Entrepreneurs don’t “fit the mold”. We make the mold. We make the mold better. We change the mold. Then we sell the mold and make lots of money doing so, all the while hiring people to help us do it.