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.
I 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.