Since my wife left her career with another company to start her own business, we’ve found that our kids are more and more interested in the whole idea of start ups. They’re constantly talking about their business ideas. Our current favorite concept from our youngest son is “a business like mom’s except I’ll shoot all people’s stuff to them in tubes… like at the bank.” There’s something wonderful at the way a child’s mind approaches these sorts of things.
There’s some debate on whether someone can be taught to be an entrepreneur (which I dealt with when we were discussing putting “entrepreneurship” in the title of our Small Learning Community). The above TED talk and organizations like Noble Impact argue that entrepreneurship is nurture as much as nature.