Being A Troubled Teen Pays Off

September 10, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

Khadeeja Safdar writes that entrepreneurs probably aren’t who you think they are:

  • According to one study entrepreneurs were almost three times more likely to engage in dangerous behaviours in their youth such as shoplifting, drug dealing, and assault among others.
  • They were also more likely to score well on aptitude tests, have good self-esteem, and come from high earning two parent families.
  • Thus success in business seems to be driven by a delicate combination of rule-breaking, intelligence, and upbringing.
  • Unfortunately these same qualities can lead to downfall – these individuals often have a gambling mentality that causes them to lose any fortune they build up.

Read more about why entrepreneurship is a lucrative career path, the methodology of the study and more over here.

Source: The Wall Street Journal