Talking with Authors: Michael “Mikey” Wren, Mikey Learns About Business
Grades: 9

Video Description: Mikey Wren is a twelve year old entrepreneur with a successful vending machine company and two best-selling books. Learn how hard work and the right skills helped Mikey follow his dreams.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Literature-98**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video in a business or economics class as students learn about starting and operating their own business. What lessons from Mikey’s experience are helpful to them?
  • Use the video in a business or economics class and have students write a children’s story explaining how a business they’d like to go into (or are working in now) operates. Read the stories to elementary students in your district.


*Interviews feature extended conversation exploring fascinating topics with fascinating people in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.