Category: Entrepreneurship

For Your Listening Pleasure, The Top 10 NGPF Podcasts

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Jul 25, 2017
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Podcasts, Credit Scores, Credit Cards, Index Funds, Investing, Mutual Funds, Current Events, Credit Reports, Featured Teachers, Entrepreneurship
The NGPF Podcast started almost two years ago (and almost 100 podcast segments later) allowed me to “scratch my own itch.” To anyone who knows me, I love talking finance and since I was young I was always told that I had a voice (and a face) for radio. I thought why not try this “podcasting thing” and see what happens. My thinking was “How much fun would it be to reach out to interesting people, including educators, researchers, columnists, finance experts, authors,...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Social Entrepreneur Ted Gonder, Co-Founder of Moneythink

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Jul 24, 2017
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Podcasts, Paying for College, Student Loans, Current Events, Entrepreneurship
I had a great time talking with social entrepreneur, Ted Gonder, who co-founded Moneythink. Moneythink is a non-profit organization helping firstgen high school students navigate “to and through” college. Ted shares what he has learned since starting Moneythink out of his college dorm room at the University of Chicago and his personal odyssey to pursue the “road less traveled.” He discusses the thinking behind the new service delivery model for Moneythink and why the...

Videos, Videos, Videos

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Jul 23, 2017
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Cryptocurrencies, Career, Stocks, Current Events, Video Resource, Entrepreneurship, Retirement
Stumbled upon this video trove on Ozy this morning that had some short, relevant and engaging videos that I thought your students might enjoy. Many of them ask provocative questions that can be good entry points for a class discussion: Future of Money (3:03) In your own words, what is bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? Why is it popular? What is an example of an “intermediary” in the money business that bitcoin is trying to eliminate? Where do you think that you will keep your...

Question: Why Are So Many Successful People College Dropouts?

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Jul 19, 2017
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Entrepreneurship, Research, Current Events, Chart of the Week
Answer: As the data below shows, most successful people are NOT college dropouts. Jobs, Gates, Zuckerberg. I imagine you’ve heard just a few students over the years come in and question the value of going to college by noting that these great tech innovators left their college before graduating (Reed College, Harvard and Harvard respectively). Well, now you have some data to counteract this myth of the successful college dropout (hat tip to CB Insights who included this chart in their...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Charles Best, Founder of DonorsChoose.org

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Jul 09, 2017
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Front Page Spotlight, Podcasts, Entrepreneurship
Today, you will hear from an amazing social entrepreneur, Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. Ask any teacher about his organization and you will see their eyes light up and inevitably hear these words “I love DonorsChoose.org” Why? They have channeled hundreds of millions of dollars from citizen-philanthropists to support teacher projects in classrooms throughout the country. He was crowdfunding for public schools long before it became “a thing.” Here are some...

Interactive: What Are The Wages For Jobs In Your State?

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Jun 20, 2017
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Career, Question of the Day, Research, Current Events, Chart of the Week, Math, Entrepreneurship
Another great interactive from Flowing Data allows users to see top jobs and salaries by state (and for the entire U.S. of A. also). This static chart that I copied from the site displays job and salary information for the U.S. The green areas in the chart are jobs where the Median Annual Salary is $60,000 or more. What’s cool is that you can set the Median Annual Salary slider (see above) to a certain Median Salary level and you will see what job categories have most of those jobs....

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Teacher-Innovator Jesse Peterkin of Ridgefield High School (CT)

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Jun 11, 2017
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Podcasts, Featured Teachers, Entrepreneurship
It was great to have NGPF Teacher Innovator Award winner Jesse Peterkin on the podcast recently. Jesse teaches at Ridgefield High School (Ridgefield, Connecticut). His project Create a Budget and Financial Plan uses celebrities and avatars as hooks to engage students to develop comprehensive financial plans for their “clients.” Hear Jesse share the trials and tribulations of his first job, learn how his career in the private sector informs his teaching and hear his ideas on how...

A Whiff of Nostalgia: What The Heck Happened To Sears?

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Jun 06, 2017
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Article, Question of the Day, Research, Investing, Stocks, Current Events, Entrepreneurship
Ok, I’m dating myself here but had to include this story for those of my generation who recall the glee that came when the postman delivered the Sears catalog in time for the holiday season. I also recall 20 years ago getting the call to come to Chicago to Sears HQ to hear executives describe to investors that all was OK despite the billions in write-offs they announced overnight in their credit card unit (note to self: when retailers are worried about hitting their sales targets, they...

Chart of the Week: What Is The Future Of Employment?

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Jun 04, 2017
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Career, Question of the Day, Chart of the Week, Employment, Interactive, Entrepreneurship
From Visual Capitalist: Questions for students: Describe how the chart is organized. How did they decide how to arrange the various jobs? How would you describe the types of jobs that are likely to be automated? If the researchers are correct, which jobs are likely to be the most common in our automated future? Which jobs are least likely to be automated? What are the attributes of those jobs that make the less likely to be automated? Are there any surprises in this chart? What jobs do you...

Podcasts For Those Long Car Rides...What I Have Been Listening To

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Jun 02, 2017
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Audio Resource, Behavioral Finance, Index Funds, Investing, Current Events, Podcasts, Entrepreneurship
Lots of drive time this week, which means lots of good podcast listening. Here are four that I thought you would enjoy: For those looking for entrepreneurial focused podcasts, my new FAVE is Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman (VC at Greylock and founder of LinkedIn). Here are the two that I have listened to with their key points that stuck: Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook): Learn about the importance of launching “imperfect products” and then listening intently to your customers to...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Micro-Lending Aficionado, Kristen Goggin of Town School For Boys (San Francisco, CA)

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May 22, 2017
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Podcasts, Current Events, Entrepreneurship
I enjoyed my recent conversation with Kristen Goggin, a 6th grade math teacher at the Town School for Boys in San Francisco, California. Laura Matchett, our director of teacher engagement, “discovered” Kristen who had penned an article about the innovative approach she used in her classroom to develop students who think globally. Find out how she uses the micro-lending website, Kiva, as the centerpiece for her unit that develops entrepreneurial skills as well as empathy for...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Wealthfront Co-Founder and CEO, Andy Rachleff

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May 15, 2017
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Investing, Index Funds, New Products, Podcasts, Entrepreneurship
Thanks to Andy Rachleff for this great conversation on the NGPF podcast recently. To say Andy has had an amazing career is an understatement. To name just a few of his roles: Founder of a premier venture capital firm (Benchmark), successful venture capitalist, sought after entrepreneurship instructor (Stanford Graduate School of Business) and currently a co-founder and CEO of a financial services disrupter (Wealthfront). Andy shares the insights he has gained over his illustrious career as well...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Vince Roeshink, Educator, Entrepreneur and Former Financial Advisor

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Apr 23, 2017
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Podcasts, Investing, Entrepreneurship
Vince Roeshink has worn several “different hats” in his career. His current role as director of the Academy of Finance at University High School in Orange City, Florida seems the perfect culmination of a career path which has included stints as a stock broker and founder of a martial arts school (oh, and he has a black belt classification too). Vince is all about bringing the “real world” into his classroom. Learn how he does it in this entertaining conversation....

Question of the Day: What Are the Three Most Useful Inventions of All-Time?

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Apr 21, 2017
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Chart of the Week, Question of the Day, Current Events, Entrepreneurship
Answer: Most useful: Cell phone, disposable diaper and alarm clock. Most important: Electricity, Internet and The Wheel From Time Invention survey of 10,197 people in seven mature markets (South Korea, the U.S., Germany, Sweden, Australia, the U.K. and Singapore) and 10 emerging markets (South Africa, Kenya, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, China, Brazil, Turkey, India, Mexico and Indonesia).:  Questions: What makes an invention useful? How do you think your grandparents would answer...

Question: What Is Most Valuable Car Company In the United States?

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Apr 11, 2017
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Chart of the Week, Question of the Day, Research, Investing, Stocks, Current Events, Entrepreneurship
a. General Motors b. Ford c. Tesla Answer: c. Tesla From Reuters: For the first time in the era of the modern automobile, the most valuable U.S. car maker is not based in Detroit. Silicon Valley’s Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) overtook General Motors (GM.N) on Monday to become the U.S. car maker with the largest market capitalization as the century-old automobile industry increases its reliance on software and cutting-edge energy technology. I was wondering what the value of Tesla was per car...

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