The WSJ has an excellent article titled The Secrets of Serial Success. The “serial entrepreneur” is a mysterious beast and entrepreneurship sociologists have been poking and prodding at it for some time. Most articles I read about the “motivation of serial entrepreneurs” falls short – this one nails a lot of the things I’ve observed and experienced.
My friends Tim Miller and Ryan Martens from Rally Software both have parts in the article. Tim and Ryan had a nice success with their previous company (Avitek – acquired by BEA) and are now working hard at their next company. They typify the “serial entrepreneur species” (of the “entrepreneur genus”.)