The Startup Failure Myth

  • Disproportionate share came from families where the father was self-employed
  • Women were extraordinarily exceptional - very few
  • Entrepreneurs have a moderate need for achievement, moderate need for power, but a high need for independence
  • Development-oriented work background (not research)
  • Made, not born (found no birth characteristics that predict success)
  • High need for achievement and optimally with moderate need for power
  • If you have a high need for power you limit other people from stepping up



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