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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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