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.

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About Keith Cotterill

After 25 years in finance and technology, I have returned to university to read for a doctorate at Cambridge. I am an active technology entrepreneur and investor as well as a researcher and divide my time between the UK and Silicon Valley.

Posted on July 7, 2011, in Entrepreneurship, Failure. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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