Entrepreneurship: Nature vs. Nurture? A Religious Debate

In my bones I’m convinced that entrepreneurs are more nature than nurture although I know both are involved. Many people want to cling to the “nurture” argument because it’s more pleasant.  We all like to believe we can be taught to be great performers.  We can be taught to be better – no doubt – but no necessarily to be truly exceptional. Because I believe in the nature more than nurture debate in humans I’m already biased to believe that you have certain characteristics as a child that make you more pre-disposed to be a successful entrepreneur.  You may be a better communicator, have a higher IQ, be more of a natural leader, be more persuasive, be more analytical, etc. from a young age.


(Full Post: http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2010/02/27/entrepreneurship-nature-vs-nurture-a-religious-debate/)


Mark Suster 

Mark Suster is a 2x entrepreneur and an investor. He joined Upfront Ventures in 2007 as a General Partner after selling his company Koral to Salesforce.com. He focuses on early-stage technology companies. 

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