The theory below is that entrepreneurs must be jacks-of-all-tradeswho need not excel in any one skill but are competent in many. Amodel of the choice to become an entrepreneur is presented. Theprimary implication is that individuals with balanced skills are morelikely than others to become entrepreneurs. Using data on Stanfordalumni, the predictions are tested and found to hold. Those who havevaried work and educational backgrounds are much more likely tostart their own businesses than those who have focused on one roleat work or concentrated in one subject at school.
I rarely post business materials (most aren’t exactly Drucker) but this pertains to the psychology which should be nourished to provide a firm intellectual basis for a startup. Could be of use.