Entry-Level Entrepreneurs

Entry-Level Entrepreneurs

“Researchers from Germany and Sweden found that … entrepreneurs … have a tendency to display anti-social behavior as teenagers. There wasn’t a link between entrepreneurial tendencies and severe crimes, but those who later founded their own companies were more likely as teenagers to have been truant, ignored their parents’ rules, cheated and shoplifted minor items, compared with others in the sample.

‘We think that it could be the early entrepreneurial spirit,’ lead author Martin Obschonka of the University of Jena in Germany tells Popular Science. The same urge to innovate, think outside the box, take risks and break rules that helps an entrepreneur later in life might lead them to more destructive behavior as a teenager.”

— “Entrepreneurs Were More Likely To Cause Trouble As Teens, Study Says,” Shaunacy Ferro, PopSci (Includes a mug shot of 22-year-old Bill Gates)

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