Books for Young Entrepreneurs – A Deliberate Pause and The Young Entrepreneur Bookclub

August 3, 2010 at 2:11 pm 2 comments

Ever wondered how to just get started thinking about entrepreneurship? Well, Larry Robertson’s book  A Deliberate Pause is a great first step. Robertson’s outlines the history behind entrepreneurship not just from an event standpoint, but also from a traits and behaviors view.  Many examples of well-known entrepreneurs across multiple fields are included.

Suggested exercises:

1. Have students read one chapter per night of A Deliberate Pause in a “Business 101” book club. Lead a class discussion for anywhere from 20 to 50 minutes on their single biggest takeaway.

Extra: Have students correlate the single biggest takeaway to a real-life example or idea in their lives, and track the list with a journal.

2. Students watch the video, below, and are tasked with finding other inspirational videos on the web highlighting entrepreneurship. Which one “spoke” to them the most, and why?

3. Use the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation “Entrepreneur in a Day” as an introduction to entrepreneurship in one class period. Register for the free curriculum here.

Additional Links:

Deliberate Pause on Amazon

Larry Robertson Website

More information

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization promoting the importance of small business and free enterprise to the nation’s youth. More information is available at  The Foundation is associated with the National Federation of Independent Business; NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals.

Entrepreneur In The Classroom. The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom (EITC) supplemental curriculum exposes students to entrepreneurship and the necessary steps to take an idea and turn it into a business. The free curriculum can be integrated into classes teaching a variety of subjects including music, art, fashion, business and many more. You must be registered to view the full Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom curriculum.

Related links:

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