The DNA of an Entrepreneur: Is There an Entrepreneur Gene?

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur / Pages: 11 (2547 words) / Published: May 16th, 2012
The DNA of an Entrepreneur

Is there an Entrepreneur Gene or an Entrepreneur Chromosome within the DNA of an Entrepreneur? In humans, there are chromosomes that determine sex and there are genes that determine the color of your eyes. Generically speaking, there are X & Y chromosomes that determine whether you are either male or female suggesting that you either are a female or are not a female. With genes, there are dominant genes and recessive genes, suggesting that while you might carry a gene for blue eyes, you may also have a dominant gene from brown eyes which would win out to determine what your eye color is. A lot of institutional research is ongoing to map the human genome and identify the functions and role of DNA within the genetic make up of the human being. If we evaluate the genetic structure of economics and commerce, philosophically we can ask the question – Are Entrepreneurs Born? Or are they made? Culturally there currently exists a romantic “notion” about the glamour and romance of entrepreneurship. Many popular bands on tour have “groupies” that follow them that are romanced by the emotional feelings that are created by the illusion of what it means to be a “rock and roll star” on tour. Similarly, there are “entrepreneur groupies” that dream of the romance of entrepreneurship and desire to be associated with, close to, or affiliated with entrepreneurs. The reality of what it takes to be an entrepreneur (or a rock and roll star in a popular band) is often quite different than the romantic “notion” that exists in the public perception. Similarly, what is an entrepreneur? What is the DNA of an Entrepreneur? What is the genetic make up of an entrepreneur? What are the characteristics of an entrepreneur? These questions are best answered not by a popularized romantic notion of the perceived glamour and romance of entrepreneurship, but by a scholarly researched assessment of the characteristics that drive long

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