Veteran Entrepreneurship – Nature or Nurture?

A recent report put out by the SBA's Office of Advocacy found that veterans are 45% more likely to be self-employed than those that did not serve. The report addresses the question of whether the propensity for veteran entrepreneurship is a result of nature or nurture. The "nature" argument concludes that those endowed with the entrepreneurial spirit are more likely to be attracted to military service in the first place. The "nurture" argument concludes that military training, teamwork and leadership uniquely qualifies one for entrepreneurship. What say you?

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One Response to “Veteran Entrepreneurship – Nature or Nurture?”

  1. Christian Ola
    May 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    The more I study and learn, the more I believe this is nature at work Gene. Some good stuff coming out of the Kellogg school of business involving functional magnetic resource imaging that shows our subconscious actions at work.

    Good stuff!

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