In many respects, we view entrepreneurs as successful, self-made men and women. We value their innovation and charitable endeavors. Yet we also associate plenty of negative characteristics with entrepreneurs, stereotyping them as selfish and out to make a profit at whatever cost.
The profiteering side of entrepreneurship has led some to wonder if there isn't a connection between anti-social behavior and becoming an entrepreneur. A 2009 study from researchers at Arizona State University and the National University of Singapore found a relationship between breaking moderate rules as an adolescent and later entrepreneurship, based on the retrospective self-reports of 165 American men. A larger study has now enhanced that finding, suggesting that there is, in fact, a link between teenage rebellion and entrepreneurship.
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