Tag Archives: Wall Street Journal

“The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters”

In her new book, “The Power of Meaning“ published by Crown and released last week, Emily Esfahani Smith seems to channel a sad lament often heard in Silicon Valley: I have a good job, I’m paid well, I have interesting friends, I am busy doing stuff, but something is missing.  All these things should make me happy, but I am not!  We think one of our jobs at Camp BizSmart, the world’s leading experience for aspiring entrepreneurs age 11-19, is to turn that view of life on its head and point the way to making a difference and therefore making meaning! We asked Emily her opinion about the role of […]

Financial Times Interviews Camp BizSmart Founders

Do students who participate in business and entrepreneur training develop skills that will prepare them for future success?  This question and many more were posed to Dr. Mike Gibbs, founder and CEO and Peggy Gibbs, cofounder and COO of Camp BizSmart recently by Emma Jacobs, business life writer for the Financial Times.   “Kids want real-world skills,” Dr. Gibbs said in the interview, which is why Camp BizSmart, a business and entrepreneur academy, relies on successful executives as mentors and coaches to share their insight & experience to guide students as they work to create innovative products to solve real customer needs. In a  review of Walter Issacson’s book “The Innovators”, Steven Shapin of the Wall Street […]

What makes a successful entrepreneur?

“What makes a successful entrepreneur?” I was asked, and “how does Camp BizSmart encourage and develop an entrepreneurial mindset, in the young people who participate in our business and entrepreneurship academy?” The Wall Street Journal report, The Entrepreneur’s DNA, highlights excerpts of Hal Gregersen’s (Professor of innovation and leadership, Insead graduate business school) discussion on this topic at the Unleashing Innovation conference. I am going to pull out a couple of statements from the article and use them to make a point but I encourage you to read the entire report. What researchers say: One-third of our creative capacity is DNA – the other two-thirds is the world we grow […]