Whilst away for a strategy meeting last week part of the conversation drifted to the notion of working for yourself as a lifestyle choice. A subset of that discussion was simply why the f#%k would you willingly work for someone else. We all tried to work out the premium that would be required for us to work for someone else and the general consensus was that is was literally orders of magnitude above what we ear at present.
A survey conducted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation found that more than 35 percent of respondents who knew an entrepreneur were entrepreneurs themselves. That percentage was even higher, about 38 percent, among those who knew an entrepreneur in a high-growth sector such as computer software or biotechnology.