PreneurCast109: Starting Something Stupid with Richie Norton

This week, Pete talks to Richie Norton, author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid, about his book, and about getting the most from your life and your business by getting started and trying out your ideas.


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  • Debra Hilton

    That was an amazing episode! Gavin’s story added some very powerful impact – especially when you think about how common that sort of tragedy is. We think we’ve tamed death these days, but we haven’t – and we can’t. However, the other really important thing he said (amongst a great deal of value), is the importance of failure – and learning to get up and try again. Our education system (here in Australia) doesn’t do much to nurture that. Kids are given certificates and awards for nothing, so there is very little opportunity to fail. We’re handicapping them for life in some ways.

    • http://www.PreneurMarketing.com/ Pete Williams

      Couldn’t agree more.

      … and it’s why Fleur and I are going to be sending Eli to a Montessori school ( http://www.mms.vic.edu.au/mmssite/ )

      We know Montessori won’t be a cure all, but I believe it’s a better system then most for nurturing kids development

      • Debra Hilton

        Absolutely – and don’t rush to put him in there either. Home with family and friends is a great place for development and socialisation.

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