Can big data predict the next Bill Gates?

Well Bloomberg seem to think so. They have looked at the characteristics of successful founders and then used this data to target likely individuals.

Some of this may not indicate the type of people you expect. People aged 30+ seem to have a better chance and also people who have stayed in the same company for a while.

You can read the full article here   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29660624

It will be interesting to see if this causes anyone to leave full time employment and form a start-up. Bloomberg have certainly kicked of the networking to encourage it. Currently the target candidates are in key start up areas of the States but it will be interesting when Bloomberg spreads the the net wider.

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