Entrepreneurs don't have a special gene for risk—they're rich kids with safety nets
BUSINESS · CULTURE
November 12, 20192 min read, 454 words

Entrepreneurs don't have a special gene for risk—they're rich kids with safety netsEntrepreneurs don't have a special gene for risk—they're rich kids with safety nets

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Published: November 12, 2019  |  2 min read, 454 words
We’re in an era of the cult of the entrepreneur. We analyze the Tory Burches and Evan Spiegels of the world looking for a magic formula or set of personality traits that lead to success. Entrepreneurship is on the rise, and more students coming out of business schools are choosin...
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Investigative
November 14, 2019
A lightly investigative, if you like, look at a topic that would, on the surface at least, prove the old adage derived in the main from the work of Maximilian Carl Emil Weber, "It's not what you know, but who you know". Well-sourced, with good expository quotes and commentary. A dusting of opinion towards the end. All in all a worthwhile read if only for the few minutes it takes to do so.
November 14, 2019
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Surface Level
November 12, 2019
The author could have easily dug into the sources and brought more data out to review. They seemed to only want to do enough legwork to allow them to make the clickbaity title. That said, I don't think the overal gist is wrong.
November 12, 2019
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Surface Level
November 18, 2019
The article is interesting and tries to explain how the world of entrepreneurship and of certain types of entrepreneurs in particular work. I found it somewhat superficial in some respects, but overall being a short read, it is pleasant.
November 18, 2019
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Surface Level
November 12, 2019
Some elements of this article are true, but overall the piece is Surface Level. As an entrepreneur myself, I can agree with the author's sentiment that access to friends and family capital is a huge factor in the success of a first-time or young entrepreneur. The only thing I'd challenge back with is that the cost of doing a software startup is lower than ever and can be worked on at all hours of the night, for example after you're home from your day job.
November 12, 2019
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