Steve Mariotti on teaching capitalism in the Soviet Union

In a recent Huffington Post piece entitled “Teaching Capitalism in the Last Days of the USSR,” Steve Mariotti discusses his experience teaching business and capitalism to young people during the final days of the Soviet Union. Fascinating.

k8-cover100x129I interviewed Mariotti for Kaizen on his excellent Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Before founding NFTE, Mariotti was a successful entrepreneur and a teacher in some of New York’s worst schools. Because of his great successes and innovative methods, Mariotti was named New York State’s Teacher of the Year in 1988. Great guy.

One thought on “Steve Mariotti on teaching capitalism in the Soviet Union

  • August 20, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Great article! Thanks for posting it. The author actually went into the Soviet Union in 1990 to teach members of the Communist elite how the free market works. Now if he could only go to Washington today to teach the Obama administration the same thing – that would be something! I think he would have a harder time teaching Washington bureaucrats than teaching the Soviets.

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