I recently had the honor of interviewing Shark Tank star and entrepreneur Daymond John. He just released a children’s book that I’m really excited about. In this podcast episode, he talks about rethinking financial literacy and entrepreneurship for children. Check out the interview below.
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About Daymond John
Daymond John was born with a passion for entrepreneurship. Daymond is the CEO and founder of FUBU, the global lifestyle brand created to represent overlooked communities. He is also a star on ABC’s Emmy Award–winning TV show Shark Tank, helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Daymond served under President Barack Obama as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and works with several philanthropic organizations to educate and empower future generations, including My Brother’s Keeper, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, and the NAACP. Daymond is a New York Times bestselling author, and this is his first book for children. Of all his accomplishments, Daymond is most proud of his role as dad to his daughters.
About the Book
Little Daymond Learns to Earn is an original picture book created by Daymond John and published by Penguin Random House. The story follows Little Daymond and his friends as they identify the best way to afford their purchases of choice at a craft fair – starting a t-shirt business! Little Daymond learns the value of creating a product, marketing it to your audience, and earning money through hard work.
Love it! Wish this had been around 7 years ago when I taught an Entrepreneur class to students. Don Wettrick is also a good resource. Kids have such amazing ideas. One of my student groups wanted to open a restaurant that the ceiling would open up with a large telescope to view the night sky. Their elevator pitches were very cute.
Great podcast ! I enjoyed hearing about the two types of debt – good debt and bad debt. Some of the analogies were easy for students to remember. Such as: you working for money and money working for you !