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Entrepreneurship: Nature over nurture

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Published on Sep 30, 2010

Super angel investor Mike Maples of Floodgate on entrepreneurshipWhile there are many lessons entrepreneurs can learn to mitigate risk in the future and become better entrepreneurs, the true outliers are products of nature vs nurture. At least, that's what one prominent super angel believes. "I think entrepreneurs are more born than made," said Mike Maples, founder of Floodgate, a Silicon Valley super angel firm, with investments in some high-profile private companies, including Chegg, Twitter and Digg. Some entrepreneurs have this MacGyver tendency, said Mike, referring to the secret agent Angus MacGyver, who managed to overcome all obstacles, like escaping from prison or making a bomb out of a cactus plant. Those with this tendency have the ability to "improvise their way to a good outcome," Mike explained. This ... [http://vator.tv/n/11e3 read more]

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