Yes, there are a few, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, who made it big. But they are the outliers -- and they too don't fit the stereotype. Here are six myths about what it actually takes to make it.
Entrepreneurs become entrepreneurs because they want to be in charge of their lives. To suggest that they should confirm to a blanket truism or approach completely misses the point.
Virtually everyone I've ever met has had an idea for a new product or service. It's just that the vast majority never act on their ideas, and thus never become the entrepreneurs they could have been.