Bush Niece Thinks Ignorance Leads to Success
6:00 pm, June 7th | by Hillary Reinsberg
As the relative of two Republican presidents — she’s the niece of George W. Bush and the granddaughter of George H.W. Bush — it’s no surprise Lauren Bush has a somewhat laissez faire attitude to business models. (Oh, just kidding.)
In an interview with The Grindstone, Lauren Bush spews some questionably bold advice about paving the entrepreneurial path to success:
“Part of the way I operate, for better or worse, is much more gut based than by the books. I have seen that this a quality found in most entrepreneurs I have met. It really takes courage, love, and maybe some ignorance, to step out and do things differently.”
Okay, sure, but the girl is a Princeton grad and a relative of two presidents, so we’re sure she’s using the term “ignorance” pretty loosely. Bush’s business, by the way, is the FEED Project, which sells canvas bags to help fight child hunger. Okay, we suppose there actually may have been some ignorance in thinking that an idea like that would prove to be a successful business model. (It did, though.)
Then again, if you’re the offspring of American political royalty and a beautiful model, it’s not exactly an even playing field.