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

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

Published: November 12, 2019  |  2 min read, 454 words
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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 choosing startup life over Wall Street. But what often gets lost in these conversations is that the most common shared trait among entrepreneurs is access to financial capital—family money, an inheritance, or a pedigree and connections that allow for access to financial stability. While it seems that entrepreneurs tend to... READ MORE
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Surface Level
November 12, 2019
Surface Level
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.
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Surface Level
November 18, 2019
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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.
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Surface Level
November 12, 2019
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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.
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