In a speech to a group of students at Otterbein University in Ohio yesterday, Mitt Romney shared the story of how his friend, Jimmy John (of sandwich-chain fame) got his start in business by getting a $20,000 loan from his family. Romney encouraged any aspiring entrepreneurs in the audience to do the same.
This kind of devisiveness, this attack of success, is very different than what we’ve seen in our country’s history. We’ve always encouraged young people: Take a shot, go for it, take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business.
Or, if you don't want to ask your parents, maybe try rustling up $37 million from your friends. Just remember, kids: Whatever your vast resources are, draw from them, and you will succeed.