A new study suggests the symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are often linked to successful entrepreneurship.
ADHD Characteristics May Help with Business Success | Psych Central News
A new study suggests the symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are often linked to successful entrepreneurship. A team of international economists made the suggestion based on their discovery that entrepreneurs with ADHD embrace new experiences and demonstrate passion and persistence. Their intuitive decision making in situations involving uncertainty was seen by the researchers as a reason for reassessing existing economic models. Symptoms associated with ADHD, including poor concentration, hyperactivity, and a lack of self-regulation ADHD would seem to lower performance. On the other hand, successful entrepreneurs are frequently reported to have ADHD. "We noticed sometime that some symptoms of ADHD resemble behaviors commonly associated with entrepreneurship -- in a positive sense," says Prof. Holger Patzelt of the Entrepreneurship Research Institute at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). In cooperation with Johan Wiklund, professor at the Syracuse
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