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.



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

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

Dawn McWilliams