Tag: entrepreneurship

What Makes Up the Personality of a Successful Entrepreneur?

*This is a guest post authored by Jennifer L. Tackett, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Northwestern University, and Melissa Kaufman, executive director of The Garage at Northwestern University. This article was originally published on Psychology Today. Businesses have long used the powerful information contained in personality assessments to facilitate leadership performance and outcomes. Understanding an individual’s personality—or their unique characteristic ways of being—can… Read more »

The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship

The future of the US (and world) economy depends on the activity of entrepreneurs, who create businesses, jobs, and wealth. Although, as Adam Smith noted, they do this for perfectly self-centered reasons and the fact that others profit from their activities is of no interest to them. Adam Smith was speaking from personal experience, and… Read more »