If you haven’t already done so, I would strongly suggest that you become familiar with the story of Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx. Not because she is said to be the youngest self-made female billionaire ever, and not because of an amazing business success that runs counter to conventional wisdom about business training and experience; but because she seems to epitomize the combined power of hard work, persistence, innovation and humility.
I have heard Blakely’s story several times, including Sunday on CNN’s GPS show with Fareed Zakaria. Every time, I come away with insights that I am eager to share, especially with my 10 year old daughter.
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