Nature vs. Nurture in Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank, Stanford Engineering; Mark Suster, Serial Entrepreneur; Patrick Chung, New Enterprises Associates; Vivek Wadhwa, Harvard Law School

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Can entrepreneurs be made? This question is incredibly important for aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, and educational organizations like BASES. For some, the answer is straightforward; if you inherently possess a certain set of qualities,  then, at the very least, you have the potential to become a successful entrepreneur. Otherwise, you're out of luck. For others, there is a relatively distinct manner in which entrepreneurs can be developed, through both intentional circumstances and otherwise, such as family background and education.

Apr 21, 2010

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