Nature Versus Nurture In Entrepreneurship

According to Startup Smart, Ernst & Young has released a report stating that people are not born entrepreneurs, the traits are learned.

According to the survey, 54% of respondents say they did not start their business until they were at least 30, contradicting the widespread claim that 25 is the peak age to start a business.

Meanwhile, nearly 60% described themselves as “transitioned” entrepreneurs who have previously worked in a corporate environment before branching out on their own.

When asked to identify the most important source of learning within their career, a third of respondents said it was their experience as an employee, suggesting a corporate background can prove useful for an entrepreneur.

Meanwhile, 31% nominated higher education as the most important source of learning, while 26% identified mentors.

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