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Dear Michael,

My name is Jason and I am an avid listener to your podcast. I have a 13-year-old son who I would love to guide toward having the kind of economic freedom and lifestyle you talk about on your podcast. I am a dentist and am not familiar with what it takes to make it in the world of finance, entrepreneurship, and investing. I would be very interested in what educational goals and life experiences you would encourage a smart, 13-year old young man to go after given your valuable insight having been highly successful yourself and having interviewed many highly successful people. Would you take a certain course of study? Would you start a business or go into a certain profession? Would you work in a corporation to learn the ins and outs of the world of business?

It is a little overwhelming when trying to figure out how to steer a young man, but I guess the bottom line is this: What would you plan to do from 13-21 if you had to do it all over again? Any thoughts you may have would be greatly appreciated. Again, the podcast is awesome and keep up the great work!


I would read like crazy:

That list will keep someone busy for a few years. I would start a business or fund.

Thank you very much for responding to my email. It is a real battle these days to keep kids from being totally absorbed into the world of endless social media distractions on one hand and also being caught up in the political agenda the schools are up to on the other.

That looks like a great reading list and it definitely will keep him busy for a while to come! I also appreciate your advice to start a business or a fund also. Hopefully, those resources and direction will give him a chance to really know what makes this world turn. Again, the podcast is wonderful, and I truly appreciate your email response.


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