Esther Wojcicki: Leading educator, Author, Journalist, Mother of a PhD and two Silicon Valley CEOs.


Esther discusses techniques from her new book How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results. Esther knows a thing or three about parenting. Her daughters are Susan, Janet, and Anne. Susan is the CEO of YouTube, Anne is Co-founder and CEO of 23andMe, and Janet is a Fulbright-winning anthropologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF. On the show Esther talks about building trust, how success is tied to delaying gratification, and shares her advice for retirement. Her first book is called Moonshots in Education: Blended Learning in the Classroom and is admired by Jack Ma who recently left Alibaba to focus on Education. We also discuss how children benefit from grit and the difference between Western and Eastern children when it comes to overcoming adversity. Esther is also vice chair of the Creative Commons advisory council and the founder of the Palo Alto High School Media Arts Program. She holds honorary doctorates from Palo Alto University and from Rhode Island School of Design.