Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)

Abstract

Entrepreneurs on the Couch: Learning from Midas

Author(s): Victor Tiberius

The Midas complex is a pregenital mental disorder that replaces the love for one’s parents and the need for sex by the love for wealth. In this paper, I use this as a perspective on unfavorable personalities that are much neglected in current entrepreneurial trait research. This exemplarily demonstrates that academic research is missing important issues. It further suggests considering entrepreneurs as a heterogeneous rather than homogeneous group that should be subject to in-depth differential-psychological research.