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August 26, 2011

Young Billionaires: Does Being Weird Make You A Successful Entrepreneur?

Young Billionaires: Does Being Weird Make You A Successful Entrepreneur?:

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There's a fine line, we know, between genius and insanity. The same might be said for entrepreneurial eccentricity. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg only eats the meat of goats, pigs and chickens that he kills himself. Flixster's Joe Greenstein, in his 30s, counts himself as a loyal Vanessa Hudgens fan. Mint.com's Aaron Patzer identifies with the fictional character Howard Roark in Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead. So when we hear little nuggets like this, we have to wonder, is America's startup boom producing a generation of weird entrepreneurs? Or is this current crop of whiz kids' willingness to let their geek flags fly, like all geniuses are prone to do, simply accentuated by the jaw-dropping, billion-dollar valuations that some of their companies command?

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