Why some founders can't stay away

01/18/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

What drives entrepreneurs to buy back their companies after selling them to bigger players? Often the founders can't bear to see the businesses they poured their energies into falter under less-attentive owners, experts note. Entrepreneurs are "more hands on. They know the industry and have a higher vested, personal interest," said Harold Welsch, director of DePaul University's entrepreneurship program.

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