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Are Entrepreneurs Born or Taught?

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?

http://www.inc.com/news/articles/201107/study-says-entrepreneurship-can-be-taught.html

Can Entrepreneurs Be Made?

http://techcrunch.com/2010/02/27/can-entrepreneurs-be-made/

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

http://www.companyfounder.com/2011/09/can-entrepreneurship-be-taught/