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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Kindergarten Classroom

Kindergarten Classroom

Perry Chen is on my list of very influential Chinese-Americans.

You can read about how Perry Chen started Kickstarter and the difference he has made in many people’s lives.

After running the company for 4.5 years, Perry Chen has decided to move to the board room and let others on his team run the business.

His big lesson learned:

There is no one right way to create/run/build a business.

Businesses are as individual as people are.

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You can take venture capital. You can get a loan. You can bootstrap. You can pay people on commission. You can outsource everything. You can hire full-timers. You can do contractors. And and and … the more variables you have, the more combinations you have of those variables, not to mention the personality types of the key founders.

There doesn’t seem to be a lot of wisdom in the statement that there is no one right way to build a business.

There does seem to be a lot of foolishness in the statement that there is a formula that all businesses must follow to succeed … says daddy.

As for me … I am the business of being a kindergartner. And I know there are a lot of ways to do that.

Today was my turn to share … anything I want.

I brought my doggy and taught my classmates, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”

My teacher knew why. Do you?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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