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How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results


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The Godmother of Silicon Valley, legendary teacher, and mother of a Super Family shares her tried-and-tested methods for raising happy, healthy, successful children using Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness: TRICK.  Esther Wojcicki—“Woj” to her many friends and admirers—is famous for three things: teaching a high school class that has changed the lives of thousands of kids, inspiring Silicon Valley legends like Steve Jobs, and raising three daughters who have each become famously successful. What do these three accomplishments have in common? They’re the result of TRICK, Woj’s secret to raising successful people: Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. Simple lessons, but the results are radical. Wojcicki’s methods are the opposite of helicopter parenting. As we face an epidemic of parental anxiety, Woj is here to say: relax. Talk to infants as if they are adults. Allow teenagers to pick projects that relate to the real world and their own passions, and let them figure out how to complete them. Above all, let your child lead. How to Raise Successful People offers essential lessons for raising, educating, and managing people to their highest potential. Change your parenting, change the world.

Customers Reviews

Meh: Rushed-tone-deaf-privileged book ...needed a good editor. Save ur coins

1.0 out of 5.0 by Bobby on May 16, 2019
I read this book via audio and then bought the hardback as I always do. I expected to love this book and learn something, but the author sounds very taken with herself, and man is she bragging. She doesn't realize how affluent she is and sounds, though that doesn't take from her daughters' great and incredible accomplishments. The author sounds like a nice lady, and a very good and loving mother, too. But when she writes that her daughter went to a big job interview with flip flops and shorts and got the job, it screams white privilege. A lefty to her heart, the author sounds like a savior to a black kid, dismissing what his parents probably did and taking all the credit for him going on to become an electrician and not dying on the streets from violence as he feared. Actually, she takes credit for a lot. I bet the boy got help from home and church too. I've read a few amazing parenting books out there right now, really good ones that go deep into how parents raise very successful children, but this ain't one of them. This felt very, very rushed as if we would read it just because her kids are famous and successful. Is there good information? meh. Some practical stuff, but nothing deep. This book says nothing you did not know. Save your money. She's already extremely rich.

1.0 out of 5.0 by elsa on May 23, 2019
Cringeworthy moments throughout the book!! She has good points but she did not get her points across in a genuine and down to earth manner. Can’t agree with the prior reviewer more.Here’s a portion from her book“Amazing things happens when you have self respect. Without it you are afaraid and don’t follow your moral compass. .... I remember watching Anne ice skate when she was ONLY three years old. Stan and I couldn’t believe our eyes. There was Anne (author’s daughter) twirling and spinning around the rink. This tiny little girl who would grow up to be on a synchronized ice skating team and play ice hockey in college and face all challenges with the same fearlessness she displayed in the ice, doing what she loved, becoming who she was meant to be! ... the same thing happened to Sammy, a Mexican American, the son of immigrants, who transformed before my eyes. He used the self respect and confidence he gained in MY program and a year long fellowship to become an expert in graphic design and be the first one in his family to go to college. He is a student at San Francisco state.”If she thinks her one year interaction with a High school student is the turning point in his life and doesn’t credit the work parents do , she’s got to be reminded that “it takes a village to raise a child” ! And, lady, you’re not the whole village!And the real downfall to the book is spending pages discussing how divorce should be avoided at all costs. Says even infidelity can be forgiven and then fails to mention even once that one of her daughters is divorced and did so because of infidelity (at least what I gathered after a google search). Why not come out and be forthcoming about your daughter’s trials and tribulations? I call this being a hypocrite!
This Isn’t the Book You’re Looking For

2.0 out of 5.0 by Kubasio on May 27, 2019
I was interested by the Wojcicki’s great success raising three highly successful daughters, but this book doesn’t tell you how it happened. The book is a distillation of her decades of teaching experience and the techniques she’s seen success with, and if that is what you are looking for you’ll find it. What we don’t get, but expect to find from the title, is the essence of her home life that led to three exceptional daughters. There are hints of what the real dynamics in the home were like in the many contradictions peppered throughout the book. There are many times where she says “here’s what you should do” with a follow-up “here’s what we did that violates the principle.” If it wasn’t for the occasional use of the word “we” you could believe the author was a single parent. All of the book’s contradictions and one-sidedness inadvertently reveal the unseen and rarely mentioned father, who feels like the contradictory disciplinarian who violates all the book’s principles. For those who have read of the complicated parental relationships which have led to our world’s greatest leaders, the absence of the father in this book speaks volumes about the true source of these successful people. Unfortunately, you won’t find that story here. Less time is spent in this book talking about two parents raising daughters from 1-20 than is spent talking about the woes of current society and the effect on one woman’s classroom. Confining the book to the purpose touted by the title would lead to a 20 page pamphlet lacking in the personal details which can lead to actual enlightenment, hence the low review.
Like TRICK, but lots of bragging

2.0 out of 5.0 by Amazon Customer on May 20, 2019
I like the high level points of TRICK. That said I agree with a previous review. The tone is a bit out of touch and there's a lot of bragging woven into the examples. It was difficult to get through for those reasons.
This should not have been a book

2.0 out of 5.0 by Jane K. on May 31, 2019
This would have been better as a long article rather than a book. It's an easy read with some useful advice, but most of that advice could be boiled down considerably. The author spends a lot of time talking about how impressive she is and seems out of touch with how most people live.Much of her advice is incredibly frustrating. For example, she claims to have solved getting babies to sleep through the night. Her advice is not to check on them right away. I could be wrong, but I think most people try that. It's unclear how long you're meant to let them cry before you go in. The author just says not to rush in and that this always worked for her. If only.Anyway, I'd hoped for a lot more concrete advice. This basically boils down to - try to let your kids be more indepedent and be creative in how you approach problems.
Excellent book on parenting (not for helicopter moms)

5.0 out of 5.0 by Kindle Customer on June 11, 2019
Excellent book, really enjoyed it. In many ways its how my parents approached parenting. My sisters and i were very independent from our parents, and it was fabulous. These days you can't even leave your child unaccompanied in your own back yard. What is the world coming to? This book will help you think through what kind of parent you want to be, with some live examples of what works. Not a 101 book, more for people who are looking for a philosophy, than day to day tips.