The First Born Phenomenon

by A. Harrison Barnes on September 8, 2013

THE FIRST BORN PHENOMENON

●Two-thirds of all entrepreneurs are firstborns

●Twenty-one of the first twenty-three astronauts were firstborns

●Firstborns are twice as likely as laterborns to become CEOs

●Fifty-five percent of all supreme court justices have been firstborns

●Over half of U.S. Presidents have been firstborns

HOW DO WE EXPLAIN THIS PHENOMENON?

●People have higher expectations for first borns

●First borns are given more responsibility

●First borns get more encouragement, feedback and attentions

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