Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

Rob May, the world-famous BusinessPundit, today wrote one of the most hilarious business blog posts I’ve ever read, answering an age-old question. Entitled “Are Entrepreneurs Born, Made, or Simply Loaded Up With Parasites?,” Rob writes:

The debate has been going on for decades. Are entrepreneurs born, or are they made? What makes people comfortable leaving their jobs and venturing out on their own, with no idea of the end result? Some believe genes rule. Some think it’s all about training, education, and environment. Now research is showing there may be a different way – toxoplasma gondii.

Apparently this unusual organism gets into your brain and causes behavior changes that make you more adventurous.

So now we know what’s wrong with all of us entrepreneurs. No, we’re not nuts. We’ve got parasites!

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Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses, and also serves as CEO of

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  1. That was a really cute article and very interesting! Thanks for posting it! The mystery is solved. . .

  2. i want to know whether entrepreneurs are born or made

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