Telling the truth about SME life today

“Cotton-wool kids” culture will destroy entrepreneurialism

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

“My greatest fear is our children will grow up expecting to be looked after their whole lives, and expect corporate reasonableness for their entire working life,” he says. “There would be no way we could compete with India and China with that attitude.”

He reckons teachers should expose kids to real-world dangers. Take them canoeing. Go camping. Rub some dirt in their snotty little faces.

“If you don’t learn to protect yourself when you’re young, you may end up in even more danger later on," he says.

Wise words indeed, Mr Woodroffe. But we’re not sure quoting the famous Philip Larkin poem (“They fuck you up, your mum and dad”) to a bunch of wet-behind-the-ears 14 year olds is quite the right way to toughen up the little nippers…

Trending

Topic

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Related Stories

Trending

If you enjoyed this article,
why not join our newsletter?

We promise only quality content, tailored to suit what our readers like to see!