Were Your Parents Entrepreneurs?

For this post, I asked ten founders whether their parents were also entrepreneurs. I guess I am chasing the elusive nature versus nurture question today. Are you born to be a startup leader? Or is entrepreneurship a skill you can learn?

I’ll start with my own answer, which I only heard from three of the ten founders surveyed. My parents were not entrepreneurs. My father spent his career working for large organizations in the fashion industry. Most of this time was at large department store chains that all rolled up to become Macy’s. He had a period when my sister and I…