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Why entrepreneurship must be taught in school

We want to create job-creators not job-seekers.

Allon Raiz

Entrepreneurship can’t be a subject. It has to be ensconced in everything!

Allon Raiz

Most jobs that our children will have one day do not yet exist, so how can we possibly educate for this?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Allon Raiz, Chief Excitement Officer (CEO) at Raizcorp, for his weekly small business feature.

Raiz, who recently bought a school, says that entrepreneurial education is not only for would-be entrepreneurs as it helps to improve problem solving – a vital skill for corporate employees.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

I’m very worried about education.

Allon Raiz

I had entrepreneurial parents.

Allon Raiz

The discussion in class [of the school I bought] is very entrepreneurially focussed.

Allon Raiz

We’re teaching how to hold two opposing thoughts in your mind at the same time.

Allon Raiz

We have yoga and comedy at school.

Allon Raiz

We charge between R4000 and R5000 per month.

Allon Raiz

We invite entrepreneurs to our assemblies.

Allon Raiz

We’re introducing e-gaming as a sport.

Allon Raiz

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Why entrepreneurship must be taught in school


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