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How your genes affect your working life

Wednesday, 8 December, 2010

In his book 'Screw it, let’s do it' Sir Richard Branson credits belief and persistence as the keys to his success. However, according to Scott Shane, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University and visiting lecturer at Cass Business School, his success may have been determined at the moment of his conception.
Professor Shane's book, 'Born Entrepreneurs, Born Leaders', published earlier this year, explains that an understanding of the relationship between genes and behaviour is important because your DNA accounts for one-third of the difference between you and your co-workers.
In this week’s Cass Talks Yo Takatsuki speaks to Professor Shane about his findings and the way in which your genetic make-up can play a part in deciding whether you are more likely to invest in stocks or bonds and the extent to which you are successful and enjoy work.
The Cass Talks interviews are an opportunity to hear Cass faculty and prominent alumni give their perspective on current business and finance news stories, global issues affecting the business world and new research coming out of the School. Listen, watch and download Cass Talks and see other Cass academics share their opinions at: www.cass.city.ac.uk/casstalks

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