Vision, Patience & Perseverance To Achieve Success

Being successful in business requires not just mastering math and concepts like profit margin, but also requires fine-tuned social skills, emotional intelligence, self-awareness and a trustworthy character. KidVenture books seek to show kids that being an entrepreneur requires integrating all these things.

In her review of KidVenture: Twelve Weeks To Midnight Blue, Alyson at Icefairy's Treasure Chest explores this idea further:

KidVenture: Twelve Weeks to Midnight Blue is a highly inspiring and informative read with valuable educational content made accessible to tweens and teens through relatable characters, interesting plots and appealing illustrations. Motivated by the need to earn enough money for the midnight blue bike he sets his mind on, ten-year-old Chance learns how to turn a paying household chore into a profitable small business over a period of twelve weeks, or what's left of his summer break. With guidance from his dad, and some trial and error along the way, Chance gains considerable hands-on experience with business development and financial management.

By following along Chance's venture into the business world, young readers understand how math can be applied to help build a viable business, as they get acquainted with such basic business concepts as bottom line, profit margin, price discovery, and market research. They are introduced to bookkeeping and marketing strategies as well. 

Besides entrepreneurship, the book teaches about practical social skills regarding decision-making, problem-solving, leadership and teamwork. It demonstrates the process of weighing pros and cons, making tradeoffs, assessing risks, resolving conflicts, and improving efficiency. The questions raised at the end of each chapter encourage the readers to think critically and creatively. 

The story of KidVenture shows that it takes vision, patience, and perseverance to achieve success. It also stresses the importance of work ethic, honesty, consistency and dependability. Moreover, the author lets Chance come to the revelation that business should go beyond making money and ultimately aim to make people's lives better. In my opinion, this book is well worth reading, whether or not business is a primary subject of interest.

Vision, patience and perseverance indeed! Thank you Alyson.

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