The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship
I am drawn to studying failure as its such a prevalent aspect of being an entrepreneur.
A new study by Mike Wright and Shaker Zahra – “The Other Side of Paradise: Examining the Dark Side of Entrepreneurship” – attempts to expose the wider social costs of entrepreneurship on family, friends, relationships and society. They explore this ‘blind spot’ in a refreshing way, introducing major issues and implications for public policy.
This dark side is important. If we are entering a post-career world in which entrepreneurship is increasingly important, self-knowledge and awareness of the true cost of being an entrepreneur will rise in value.