An intensely curious entrepreneur and philanthropist, Naveen Jain focuses on ideas that push humanity forward. His ideas related to parenting are astounding, and will be featured in my upcoming book Boundless Parenting, which will showcase Naveen and 30+ additional amazing parents from around the globe who are sharing their deep wisdom and advice so that you can be a better parent and better human. Look for that book to launch in Winter of 2022 and click here to stay updated for the book release.
From local boy to lunar visionary, Naveen sees beyond the current business and technological landscape, creating companies that make a true impact. As the founder of Viome, Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, TalentWise, Intellius, and Infospace, Naveen is an intensely curious entrepreneur who is focused on audacious ideas that push humanity forward.
He is the author of the award-winning book Moonshots: Creating a World of Abundance, the creator of Mindvalley, Masterclass programs, and is behind XPrize, a global future positive movement. Naveen is also on the board of Singularity University.
A man who knows no limits and an icon propelled by his imagination, Naveen pushes big dreams into action, spurring massive cultural and technological change. His audacious vision and magnetic personality continually inspire others to follow what feels impossible.
Everything Naveen Jain does—whether commercial or philanthropic, aims at improving the lives of as many people as possible. He believes that by applying entrepreneurial values to philanthropy, society ought to meet the needs of—and improve the lives of—the greatest number of people. Giving away money is just a temporary fix. Instead, philanthropy should be approached in a strategic and systematic way. That’s the only way to make a self-sustaining difference in the world.
Naveen’s family is an entrepreneurial one focused on positively impacting the world through the Naveen & Anu Jain Family Foundation which aims to:
- Empower girls and women
- Focus on health and wellness
- Educating the youth
- Promoting entrepreneurship
In the past, Naveen Jain has joined me for the episodes:
But today, Naveen and I shift our focus to his amazing children (who are quite impactful themselves), parenting, family, and lifestyle-related topics we’ve never discussed before!
During our discussion, you’ll discover:
-More about Naveen’s children…06:12
- Children are our biggest sources of happiness and joy
- Children are the stewards of the world
- Naveen’s children have followed in his philanthropic footsteps
- Research on happiness is rarely done with females as subjects
- Another son is a Schwarzman Scholar
-Why Naveen Jain brought his children on business trips when they were young…13:40
-Integrating real-world lessons into a child’s education…22:20
- Math is based on stocks, investing
- Singularity University in Mountainview, CA
- Naveen attended a traditional school, supplemented by other sources
- Education begins and ends at home; everything else is supplementary
-Rites of passage and progressing into adulthood…31:02
- Build a business for others, not for self
- Never too young to contribute to society
- Let the kids be kids; manage expectations with the project
- Very few rules in the home outside of getting good grades and absolutely no drugs
- Consequential based parenting
-Reconciling differences of opinion with the other parent…38:35
- Respect and tolerance of other viewpoints
- Focus on the root of the conflict, not the superficial elements
-Naveen’s view on spending one-on-one time with the children…40:09
- More important to see dad making an impact than spending time with each other
- Two week-long vacations each year with the family
-How Naveen engaged in self-care while raising a family and building several successful businesses…45:53
- Make health first and foremost
- Robust walking habit
- Wake up at 4 am naturally
- No coffee, alcohol, tap water
-The importance of waking up with a purpose in your life…49:00
- An End to Upside Down Living by Mark Gober
- You can be happy and working; work doesn’t need to be work, it can be your purpose
- Personal accountability when you slip up
-What Naveen would do differently as a parent if he could do it again…52:09
- If you love who you are today, keep in mind that changing anything in the past would make you a different person today
-How Naveen Jain would like to be remembered by his children and his wife as a parent…53:59
- Showing them the lessons of life and unconditional love given them what they need to be successful
- Determined, extremely focused
-Naveen’s advice for parents…55:38
- Watching children succeed in life is your source of happiness
- Give your children a life that matters; a life of integrity and honesty
- Commit to something and then follow through
-What parenting message Naveen would put on a billboard…58:27
- “Create intellectually curious kids that are determined to move humanity forward.”
- Naveen’s kids:
-And much more…!
Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode.
Resources from this episode:
– Naveen Jain:
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