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Entrepreneurs might just be the answer to global poverty

Jeff Hoffman, the founder and former CEO of, decided to take a year to say yes. It was an experiment to see what would happen if for one year — to the best of his ability — he responded to anyone who asked him for help.
His responses led him to cities and villages around the world, and that's how he ended up in Senegal with a 19-year-old young man who wanted to give him a business pitch.
The slick slide show and smart ideas were on par with presentations Hoffman had seen and heard in Silicon Valley, London ...

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