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The Rise of the Young Technocrats

Dec 16, 2013 at 8:37 AM ET

Think you’re too young to be a CEO? Think again. A Vocativ analysis of LinkedIn shows that nearly 16 percent of workers in the technology industry identify themselves as either a founder or CEO of a company—compared with less than 3 percent in almost every other industry. So what is it about technology that makes so many people think they deserve the corner office? We caught up with a few budding technocrats to find out.