Entrepreneurs have always been a different breed. They see things differently—from risk and markets to work (which is constant) and conventional wisdom (which is best ignored).
But the question is: can the ability to be an entrepreneur or an economic disrupter be taught?
Ronald Perelman is betting that it can. The billionaire CEO and chairman of MacAndrews & Forbes announced on CNBC Thursday that he's giving $100 million to the Columbia Business School to create a new facility aimed at creating the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders.