The answer is definitely yes! Do you need to be an entrepreneur to understand what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Not necessarily, I guess. As a kid I was constantly told that business is meant only for the rich. The rich people start new businesses and their kids only become businessmen. I always felt that too till I entered college and began going through a lot of blogs and articles about entrepreneurship. That completely changed my mind set. Soon I realized that business, which is synonym for entrepreneurship for me is just a way of life. You can be an entrepreneur just like you can be a scientist or doctor. Now I believe that entrepreneurship can be taught just like one can trained to become a programmer or lawyer. Those how are trained ( lots of times it happens through self learning) don’t see it as a risk. It’s just a career like another other.
Here are some very good videos which clarify the above point.
Ted talk by Cameron Harold
Bored in school, failing classes, at odds with peers: This child might be an entrepreneur, says Cameron Herold. At TEDxEdmonton, he makes the case for parenting and education that helps would-be entrepreneurs flourish — as kids and as adults.
Is being an entrepreneur in your DNA, or can it be taught?
Can Entrepreneurs Be Made?
Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?