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ADHD and Entrepreneurship

ADHD and Entrepreneurship

The panelists discussed why we find that highly successful entrepreneurs, an astounding 62%, identify as having traits consistent with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Why is that? They discussed the notion that far from being a disadvantage in business, having ADHD may be an asset to entrepreneurial ventures. They also discussed what traits/behaviors need to be augmented, by hiring business partners who excel at those specific traits around them. The moderator, Laura Marien, a current student at the Harvard University Extension School also studying this research area also provided comment.

Moderator:

Panelists:

Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Whitman School

John Torrens, Whitman Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice, Deputy Department Chair of EEE

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