Ah! The wonderful sound of clanging medals, young voices cheering, and the slapping of high fives -- it's the sound of students being rewarded for collaborating and utilizing their STEM skills. This sound does not come without a price -- it is the sound that can come after as many successes as failures.
I've concluded that if we can do things to make our children feel special from an early age, not just at age 17 or 18 when they graduate from high school, then we're doing something very positive for the future generation. Things may not have been done that way in the past, but maybe they should have been.
After retiring as CEO of Metronics, Bill George joined the faculty at Harvard's business school. His course, True North, which sought to help develop the soft skills of students, quickly became the most popular course at the business school. At the core of course is Wall Street's fabled philosophy of "learn, earn, and then return".