An entrepreneurship article from TechCrunch discusses the question of whether entrepreneurs are born or made. The article is called Can Entrepreneurs Be Made? Author Vivek Wadhwa take son the Silicon Valley model of the entrepreneur as a young, arrogant, brash and stubborn individual who comes from an entrepreneurial family and began pursuing their own business ideas in grade school.
Many venture capitalists stick to this model of an entrepreneurs when making their funding decisions, and many disagree with the notion that people could be taught how to be entrepreneurs. One VC who has worked with entrepreneurs for more than 25 years and concluded that people are either born to be entrepreneurs or they are not. However, Wadhwa plays devil’s advocate in this article and takes the opposite view which is that entrepreneurs are made not born.
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