Born entrepreneur???

I have always felt that I needed to be my own boss. I’m sure if you asked the six-year-old version of me what I was going to be when I grew up, I would have told you that I was going to be in charge some day. I have also learned through watching some entrepreneurs succeed (and others fail) that it does take a certain kind of person to achieve success with a new venture. Some products succeed despite themselves, and other great products fail due to lack of demand. This is just the market we have created for ourselves, but does the entrepreneur make just as much difference as the product? Absolutely! This article about genetic predisposition caught me by surprise…are they really trying to isolate an ‘entrepreneur’ gene?!? That’s pretty awesome in my book, and even if you don’t buy the process, it still presents an interesting dilemma: Are some people born leaders? If so, is it also teachable?

After interning in a few small entrepreneurial ventures during my undergrad studies, I decided that I would be happy just working for an entrepreneur; all of the perks of a small company (creative decision-making, thorough knowledge of the whole and not just the parts, etc.), but much less risk. I do believe that I was a born leader, but I am also fairly conservative when making risky decisions. For now, I will try to learn from the best and leave the risky business decisions for my late-20s.  🙂


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