Entrepreneurs don’t have a special gene for risk—they come from families with money

Aimee Groth, Quartz, Jun 13, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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This is not universally true, of course. Sometimes they have other less legal means. What they don't have is a special 'character' that makes them entrepreneurs (much less better than you or me). “Many other researchers have replicated the finding that entrepreneurship is more about cash than dash,” University of Warwick professor Andrew Oswald tells Quartz. “Genes probably matter, as in most things in life, but not much.”

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