40 is the New 20.

We have all seen endless coverage in the business press of the teenage or twenty-something year old wunderkind who has innovated a new product or service and disrupted an industry.  But, is that image really the whole story?  Maybe not...

This morning I came cross an interesting article that cites MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Pierre Azoulay.  His research indicated that with all things being equal, when a young person and a middle aged person have the same idea, the middle-aged person is more likely to turn that idea into a success.  

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So good news for all my forty-something friends.  There is still plenty of time to go your own way and make it work.