Matthew Herper, May. 5 2011 – 7:31 pm
Is entrepreneurship genetic? That’s the question my colleagueSusan Adams asked me a couple months ago.
My initial answer, “Well, maybe sure, yeah, sort of, depending what you mean, but I guess so, sort of, isn’t everything?” Became the sidebar to her cover story on entrepreneurs who sprang from super-successful entrepreneur parents. (Example: Dylan Lauren, who runs a candy business and is on our cover, is the daughter of Ralph Lauren.)
I asked Jonathan Rothberg, the chief executive of Life Technologies’ Ion Torrent division. He made an evolutionary argument.