Hello! I am a 3rd Year PHD Candidate at Virginia Tech interested in entrepreneurship and behavior, specifically how narcissistic entrepreneurs influences investors' early decision making.
This paper examines the extent to which the display of narcissism from an entrepreneur shapes investors’ willingness to fund in early-stage ventures. We also explore how gender impacts investors’ preferences based on the degree of entrepreneur narcissism.
Star performers are outliers in their particularly field. But why and how? Traits, values, experience, background all produce an array of successful people, so what are the unique predictors that set Star Performers apart and how can we (as a society and organization) create it? Focusing on resilience, strong sense making mechanisms, and positive mindsets may be the differentiator.