Great post by Ben Horowitz today, called Making Yourself a CEO (makes it even harder to believe he also wrote this). I agree that it’s pretty common to subscribe to a more Hollywood kind of notion that CEO’s are born, not made. But that’s also true with most jobs, IMO. While individuals may have certain gene combos & talents that predispose them toward one thing more than another, it’s all about the effort and the practice — and Ben’s got some great comments on both those in the post. Good stuff.