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Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Leave Politeness at the Door - Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
Maybe Travis Kalanick and Steve Jobs were onto something.

There are more entrepreneurs in countries where ruthless business traits are held in higher esteem—even after controlling for gender, education level, and gross domestic product per capita, according to a review by researchers at Aston Business School in the U.K. and Kansas State University in the U.S.

About one in eight people in the U.S. have set up their own business. In places like Belize, Burkina Faso and Peru, that figure is closer to one in four, according to data gathered by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor consortium, a study group coordinated out of the Aston Business School and the University of Strathclyde Business School.