Daniel Forbes is an associate professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. During his residency as a Batten Fellow, Forbes explored the common perception of entrepreneurship as an "ideal form of work" that "fulfills, or at least approximates, widely-held aspirations about what the best kind of work might be." His project aims to develop a theoretical model of how and why entrepreneurship is idealized as a basis for future theoretical and empirical research. Daniel Forbes' articles appear in the Journal of Business Venturing, AOM Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and other journals. He has been awarded several academic honors and earned a B.A. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Behavior from the Stern School of Business, New York University.