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my grandad's survey of entrepreneurial revolution (The Economist 1976) clarified service and learning's digtital economies requried totally different valuation metrics than than zeros-sum age of consuming things and externalising risks across borders -thanks jack for designing e-comerce channels and financial services that win-win with vilage SME's- next can you help transform education 

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Thanks Yue not since Ray Andersonwasalive do my generation have a green entrpreneur to learn from that inspires us half as much as you 

chinathanks3.JPG  Roughly every 10 years a really big “local to global” question has waved across peoples and nations- what will humans massively do next with telecoms and computers? 

Strangely schools have not been pro-actively designed so that families could be communally confident of the future getting better for everyone. Over-examination has blocked what ought to have been the greatest freedom ever celebrated by we the peoples.

How will the death of cost of distance as primary communications dynamic change the collaborative capabilities of our human species and livelihoods of youth? 

  • D Late 2000s smartphones, and cloud and every other connection
  • C Late 1990s dumb phones and worldwide web
  • B Late 1980s personal computers and worldwide web
  • A Up to late 1970s terminals and minicomputers and big computers

0 so collaboration between man and computer can race to the moon –what’s next

New at C : the Chinese speaking world started their own explorations- changing what had previously been a monotone western (English language) game play; in the West  corporations had a lot invested in brick channels and united in attacking most dotcoms community-enterprise networks (see www.cluetrain.com for what western youth at turn of millennium never had a completely open source opportunity to co-create with the west). Out of China something completely different has been evolving  

HOW URGENTLY DO YOU AGREE THAT TIME IS NOW FOR THE GREATEST ENTREPRENEURIAL CHALLENGE OF ALL TIMES AND ALL SOCIETIES?

If we could make a wish for 7,25 billion peoples it would be that the late 2010s scales the question – how can we value the half of the world aged under 30 to be the greatest #learningeneration. We have scoped extraordinary sustainability goals – but are the 3 generations youth, parent, grandparents going to transform beyond every conflict that history has spiraled to a happy peaceful sustainable human race form 2030 onwards...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

   

Does anywhere have a more exciting Entrepreneurs Club than China?  rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk wash dc usa text 240 316 8157

CEC Membership
Executive Board Members

Jack Ma
Chairman, China Entrepreneur Club
Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group

Ma Weihua
President, China Entrepreneur Club; President of Council, National Fund for Technology Transfer and Commercialization; Former President, China Merchants Bank

Liu Donghua
Founder and Vice President, China Entrepreneur Club; Founder and Chief Guideline Officer, Zhisland

Jiurnalist Liu may be retiring -he founded CEC 

Liu Yonghao
Vice President, China Entrepreneur Club; Chairman, New Hope Group; Vice Chairman, China Minsheng Banking Corp., LTD.

Michael Yu
Vice President, China Entrepreneur Club; Chairman and CEO, New Oriental Education and Technology Group; Founding Partner, Angel Plus

Guo Guangchang
Vice President, China Entrepreneur Club; Chairman, Fosun Group

Members

Ding Liguo
Executive Chairman, Delong Holding Limited

Dennis Wang
Chairman and CEO, HuaYi Brothers Media Co., Ltd.

Wang Wenjing
Chairman & CEO, yonyou Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Wang Yusuo
Chairman, ENN Group

Wang Weibin
Chairman, Suntrans Group; Chairman, Puxiang Health Group; Curator, Shenyu Museum

Wang Junhao
Vice Chairman and President, JuneYao Group

Wang Bing
Chairman, Ai You Charity Foundation

Peter Wang
Chairman of the Board, Tentimes Group Co., Inc.

Cher Wang
Chairman and CEO, HTC Group

Niu Gensheng
Founder, Mengniu Dairy Group; Founder and Honorary President, Lao Niu Foundation

Deng Feng
Founding Managing Director, Northern Light Venture Capital (NLVC)

Feng Lun
Chairman, Vantone Holdings Co., Ltd.

Feng Jun
Chairman, aigo Digital Technology Co. Ltd.

Lu Zhiqiang
Chairman, China Oceanwide Holdings Group

Frank Ning
Chairman of the Board, COFCO Corporation

Edward Tian
Chairman, China Broadband Capital Partners, L.P. (CBC); Chairman, AsiaInfo Holdings, Inc.

Ai Xin
Chairman, Suntone Group

Liu Jun
Chairman, Eagle International Group Holdings (South Africa)

Liu Lefei
Vice Chairman, CITIC Securities; Chairman and CEO, CITIC Private Equity Funds Management Co., Ltd.

Liu Jiren
Chairman and CEO, Neusoft Corporation

Zhu Xinli
Chairman, China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited

Wu Yajun
Chairwoman, Longfor Group

Jim Zhang
Chief Representative, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Asia Pacific Region; Chairman, LAONIU Foundation

Zhang Yichen
Chairman and CEO,CITIC Capital Holdings Limited

Zhang Yong
Board chairman, Sichuan Haidilao Catering Company Ltd

Tomson Li
Chairman of the Board and CEO, TCL Corporation

Jeffrey Li
Chairman & CEO, GL Capital Group

Yang Shaopeng
Chairman of the Board, SITC International Holdings Co., Ltd.

Wang Chaoyong
Founding Chairman and CEO, ChinaEquity Group Inc.

Shen Guojun
Chairman of the Board, Intime Department Store (Group) Co., Ltd.

Zhou Chengjian
Chairman, Metersbonwe Fashion and Accessories Co., Ltd.

Miao Hongbing
Chairman, White-collar Fashion Co., Ltd.

Frank Wu
Chairman of the Board, Central China Real Estate Ltd.

Liu Chuanzhi
Chairman, Legend Holdings Corporation;Founder & Honorary Chairman, Lenovo Group Limited

Jia Yueting
CEO, Le Holdings (Beijing) Co., Ltd

Xia Hua
Chairwoman, EVE Group

Xu Jinghong
Chairman of the Board, Tsinghua Holdings Co., Ltd.

Justin Tang
Chairman, Xiaoying.com

Charles Chao
Chairman and CEO, SINA Corporation; Chairman, Weibo Corporation

Huang Nubo
Board Chairman, Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group

    

Chang Zhenming
Chairman, CITIC Group Corporation (CITIC Limited Corporation)

Jiang Xipei
Chairman of the Board and CEO, Far East Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Lei Jun
Founder, Chairman&CEO, Xiaomi Inc.

Maggie Cheng
Secretary-General, China Entrepreneur Club

    
Advisors

Wu Jinglian
Researcher, Development Research Center for the State Council

Long Yongtu
Chief Negotiator of China's WTO accession,Former secretary-general of BOAO Forum for Asia

Ai Feng
Vice Chairman, China Top Brand Strategy Promotion Committee

Wu Jianmin
Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Group of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Senior Research Fellow of Counsellors' office of the State Council

Zhang Weiying
Professor of Economics, National School of Development, Peking University

Zhou Qiren
Professor, National School of Development, Peking University

Xu Xiaonian
Professor of Economics and Finance, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

Qian Yingyi
Dean and Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

 

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 May 2016 Beijing

On May 8, China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) leaders Jack Ma, Liu Chuanzhi, Ma Weihua, Liu Yonghao and Liu Donghua sat down with over 130 media representatives to conduct a dialogue on the present and future of the CEC.

Since founding in 2006, Liu Chuanzhi held role as Chairman of the CEC, guiding the development of the club mission and vision to better business in China, improve the respect for entrepreneurship, and foster sustainable growth across all business sectors. "From the start, the CEC has developed a mission centered on best channeling our contributions to society. This is a continuous process of debate and improvement." Liu said.

Liu confirmed his recent retirement from the CEC Chairman position, and the careful consideration in supporting Jack Ma as the next Chairman. "Jack is probably the most internationally representative Chinese business leader, and also one of the busiest. I do believe jack will make a great Chairman, and carry the CEC to new heights."

As the newly appointed Chairman, Jack Ma was quick to assert the obstacles and goals of his role, stating, "Businessmen in China don't have it easy; their class is still not appropriately understood or respected. This group must be known, must progress, grow, and release its own absolute maximum potential. The establishment of the CEC carries the purpose of enabling entrepreneurs to be recognized and acknowledged for the values they contribute to society."

Jack Ma emphasized the importance of entrepreneurs cultivating individual conviction, remaining grateful for yesterday, revering tomorrow and cherishing today. "We join together not simply to speak out, but to create wider social value in our growth, and establish a standard of excellence for entrepreneurs."

In conclusion, Ma summarized his core responsibilities as CEC Chairman in four aspects: 1) clarify the relationship between business leaders and money; 2) clarify the relationship between business leaders and the government; 3) clarify the relationship between Chinese business leaders and the world; 4) rectify the relationship between the past and the future.

"As the new Chairman, I have stated clearly to the CEC members that I will operate in my own style, in what I believe is best for the CEC and China. For the CEC to last several generations, centuries, she must have members committed to pioneering improvement and development in a style all her own." 

A look inside the richest club in China

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Some of the CEC membersImage captionThe China Entrepreneur Club consists of 46 of China's top business leaders

In the north-west corner of Beijing, in an area renowned as a base for huge technology companies, stands a non-descript building a few stories high.

Inside, in a small set of modest offices, is the hub of something quite extraordinary - a club that counts billionaires amongst its members.

"There's little else like it anywhere else in the world," says leadership expert Steve Tappin, who is the presenter of the BBC TV documentary China's Billionaires' Club.

"It's very hard to imagine the top 50 CEOs in America or Europe happily getting together or going on foreign trips as a group," he adds.

The China Entrepreneur Club consists of 46 of China's top business leaders. They are joined by politicians, academics and other advisers.

Jack Ma, Alibaba Group founder and chairmanImage copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionJack Ma, founder of Chinese internet giant Alibaba, is a member of The China Entrepreneur Club

Several of the members are billionaires. They include Guo Guangchang, who's been described as China's answer to Warren Buffett, property tycoon Wang Jianlin, and Jack Ma of e-commerce giant Alibaba, who's believed to have recently overtaken Mr Wang as China's richest man.

The club offers a forum where company founders can meet and share ideas, and offer advice to each other.

Since it was formed in 2006, the organisation has held regular events, some on a large scale. CEC members have also travelled the world together, meeting presidents and prime ministers keen to learn more about China's business elite.

The club is extremely difficult to join, and new members are rarely admitted. Amongst other attributes, candidates need to have an exemplary track record of business success, and must share the club's values.

Tai ChiImage captionMembers such as Fosun chairman Guo Guangchang must share the the club's values to join

Given that entrepreneurs are often extremely competitive people, how could a club like this possibly work? The answer, according to Charles Chao, chief executive of giant internet firm Sina, is that the members come from different industries, so they are not competing with one another.

There's an old saying in our culture - there are no merchants or business people that are not cunning or slyJoe Baolin Zhou , Chief executive, Bond Education

"It's an honour just to belong to this organisation," adds Mr Chao.

Members also rally round each other when one of them encounters difficulties. Mr Chao says the level of support available "is beyond my expectation." He sees it as a key benefit of membership.

So how did it all come about? The answer partly lies in the uncertain status of the business community in China.

"Society sometimes mistreats entrepreneurs, and has a lot of misconceptions about them," says the club's founder, Liu Donghua, who used to publish a magazine aimed at people who have launched businesses.

Mr Liu says that one of the main reasons he started the club was to promote greater acceptance and understanding of the private sector.

Artist impression of communist leader Mao Tse TungImage copyrightOLI SCARFFImage captionFor decades under Communist leader Mao Tse Tung, the state controlled the economy

Today, even though China may now be an economic juggernaut, the events of the past still cast a long shadow.

For decades under Communist leader Mao Tse Tung, the state controlled the economy. The private sector disappeared almost completely.

The violent and chaotic Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and 70s damaged the social fabric, and trust between people was often lacking. This would have made doing business very difficult, even if it had been possible.

Joe Baolin ZhouImage captionJoe Baolin Zhou says in the 1970s and 1980s many people felt ashamed about being a business person

So when the Chinese government began to open up the economy in the 1980s, the first wave of entrepreneurs found the going tough. They were often greeted with suspicion.

"There's an old saying in our culture - there are no merchants or business people that are not cunning or sly," says Joe Baolin Zhou, chief executive of Bond Education. "I still remember in the 1970s and 80s a lot of intelligent people would feel ashamed of becoming a business person."

In addition to dealing with discouraging social attitudes, business pioneers faced many other difficulties too.

Liu Chuanzhi is founder of huge computer company Lenovo, and is also chairman of the China Entrepreneur Club. He says state-backed enterprises were often given special privileges (such as favourable access to foreign currency), which made it difficult for start-ups like his to compete.

But even once the trailblazers of China Entrepreneur Club and others like them had achieved a level of success, some had doubts about how long it would last.

"Chinese entrepreneurs survived unique circumstances like government intervention, and the idea that 'the state advances as the private sector retreats,'" says CEC member and billionaire Huang Nubo. "Entrepreneurs in the private sector in China live a difficult life. They need to fight against huge market uncertainty."

Steve TappinImage captionSteve Tappin says there is little else like the CEC anywhere else in the world

Social attitudes remain a challenge too.

"Successful entrepreneurs in China have an image problem," says Kent Deng, reader in economic history at the London School of Economics. He believes that business leaders need to become more involved in charitable work, to help change how they are perceived.

Some Chinese company bosses are now becoming philanthropists, with CEC member Huang Nubo being just one of a number of wealthy entrepreneurs who have made substantial charitable donations.

But will it be enough to persuade an often sceptical Chinese public to be more welcoming of the business community?

CEC chairman Liu Chuanzhi says the club has a role to play: "We believe private companies of a certain magnitude, like ours, have the responsibility and obligation to help enable the private sector enjoy healthier development in China".

shark in tankImage captionHuang Nubo, who keeps a shark in his office, says getting entrepreneurs to cooperate requires "great skills"

Like most prominent Chinese business leaders, CEC members are reluctant to talk about or get involved in politics. Nevertheless some members say they can see business leaders and organisations like the club playing a wider role in society.

Deng Feng, founder of Northern Light Venture Capital, says he and some other CEC members have sponsored a private think tank, to look at social and environmental issues such as what can be done about the problem of pollution.

"It's going in the right direction" he says.

Club members say they get value from belonging to the organisation. But Huang Nubo warns that there are limits.

Mr Huang has a large tank in his office, with a shark in it. He says there were originally three sharks - but the remaining one killed the other two.

"It's not impossible for entrepreneurs to cooperate, but this requires great skills," he says.

A documentary about the China Entrepreneur Club and the recent history of business in China will be broadcast on BBC World News channel on 25th October at 09:30 and 21:30 and 26th October at 02:30 and 15:30. It will also be broadcast on the BBC News channel on 25th October at 16:30 and 26th October at 01:30 and 10:30. All times are GMT.

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma unveils ambitious plan

Mission: 100 million new jobs

By Dana McCauley


He already runs the world's biggest online shopping company, but Alibaba founder Jack Ma is not satisfied.

The Chinese billionaire has unveiled an even more ambitious plan to expand the company's reach across the globe, creating 100 million new jobs and transforming the global economy to create a more equitable world.

It may sound pie-in-the-sky, but the goal forms part of mission statement of the US$261 billion company's visionary executive chairman.

In a letter to shareholders, Ma outlined Alibaba's achievements of the past financial year - including a gross merchandise turnover of more than $195 billion (1 trillion RMB), an "unprecedented" figure - before looking to the future.

"We have more than 430 million annual active buyers, which means one out of every three individuals in China has made a purchase on our retail marketplaces," Ma wrote.

But, he said, while proud of Alibaba's online shopping achievements, "we want to do far more", saying that the benefits of globalisation had not been spread evenly, but that "digital disruption will bring us closer to a level playing field for young people and small businesses".

"We are not merely trying to shift buy/sell transactions from offline to online, nor are we changing conventional digital marketing models to squeeze out a little additional profit," he wrote.

"We are working to create the fundamental digital and physical infrastructure for the future of commerce, which includes marketplaces, payments, logistics, cloud computing, big data and a host of other fields."

The Alibaba group of companies, founded in 1999, accounts for 60 per cent of all Chinese online sales, and this year overtook Walmart as the world's largest retailer.

 

It has made Ma the second richest man in Asia, with a net worth of US$28.5 billion.

THE NEW 'NATURAL RESOURCE'

It's through cloud computing that Alibaba aims to expand its reach, and the company has been investing in the technology as part of a strategy that sees shoppers' data as the contemporary equivalent of mineral riches.

"Over the next 30 years, with computing power as the new 'technology breakthrough' and data as the new 'natural resource,' the landscape of retail, financial services, manufacturing and entertainment will be transformed," Ma wrote, forecasting a decades-long period of transformation.

"The internet revolution is a historical inflection point, much like when electricity was introduced, and it may have an even greater impact," he predicted.

Alibaba's mission, he said, was to "empower merchants with the ability to transform and upgrade their businesses for the future" and "help companies all over the world to grow".

"We believe, the commerce infrastructure we have created in China - marketplaces, payments, logistics, cloud computing and big data, all working in concert - can be applied on a global scale to lift up small and medium businesses and ordinary consumers around the world."

Eight years after launching, Alibaba Cloud hosts 35 per cent of Chinese websites, while delivering cloud computing and big data services.

'100 MILLION NEW JOBS'

Ma said Alibaba was constantly adapting to the changing e-commerce environment, as staying at the forefront of innovation was key to its continued success.

"In the coming years, we anticipate the birth of a re-imagined retail industry driven by the integration of online, offline, logistics and data across a single value chain," he said.

"With e-commerce itself rapidly becoming a "traditional business," pure e-commerce players will soon face tremendous challenges."

A shift to mobile revenue was one such change, he said, with mobile climbing from a single-digit percentage to three-years of total revenue from Alibaba's Chinese retail marketplaces, in the space of two years.

"This is why we are adapting, and it's why we strive to play a major role in the advancement of this new economic environment," Ma said.

Innovations like Alibaba's Qianniu app, which helps online businesses to improve sales and marketing while enhancing efficiency, were an example of the type of projects the company aimed to focus on.

"In 20 years, we hope to serve two billion consumers around the world, empower 10 million profitable businesses and create 100 million jobs," Ma said, adding: "This will be an even more difficult journey than the one behind us."

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Mr Ma - who's worth around $50 billion - met with John Key in Beijing late yesterday. He made his money through founding the online commerce platform Ali Baba.

Standing alongside the Prime Minister, he heaped praise on the country, which he says is loved by many Chinese.

"At least 20 of my colleagues retired from Ali Baba. They're all very young, in their 40s, they all go to New Zealand."

"I asked what they do apart from the golf and green things and they say it's the people there."

It wasn't all social, with the Chinese billionaire also talking business.

Jack Ma told the entrepreneurs luncheon Kiwi businesspeople find it difficult to access the Chinese market.

Mr Ma said he wants to make that easier with his multi-platform organisation.

"We have Ali Baba University. We would either have courses in New Zealand or invite the entrepreneurs in New Zealand to stay in China for two weeks for training."

"The second is that we're going to open an Ali Baba business embassy next year in New Zealand."

John Key is in China meeting business and political leaders.

 

 


Innovation "Made in China" - The Case of Alibaba and the role of Net-based Small Business

Innovation is a key driver for economic development and social progress and small business is one of the best ways for people to express their willingness and capability to innovate.  Pervasive business ownership has, therefore, been the foundation in many societies for the continued improvement of people’s economic wellbeing. In the People’ Republic of China, however, private business ownership was prohibited between 1957 and 1978. Productive innovations were extremely restricted and as a consequence, China’s economy was on the verge of collapse by the end of 1978. The Chinese people had suffered a historic setback.

Alibaba’s growth, driven by unleashing grassroots entrepreneurship, has become an exemplar of China’s innovation in the 21st century.  Started by 18 young people in 1999, Alibaba has grown into a giant global internet platform and has made many invaluable contributions to China’s progress. Highlighting the importance of pervasive small business ownership in unleashing grassroots innovation and improving economic wellbeing, Professor Lowrey will discuss Alibaba’s innovative strategies and explain the economic theory behind its inspiring success.

 

 

 

Dr. Ying Lowrey is Professor of Economics at Tsinghua University and Deputy Director of the Tsinghua Research Center for Chinese Entrepreneurs, and a member of the Academic Committee for Alibaba Group Research Institute. Her teaching and research interests include economics of innovation and entrepreneurship in the internet and platform economy, the modern microfinance market, business demographics, characteristics of business owners, and the role of free enterprise and competition in the macroeconomy. 

She received her economics Ph.D. from Duke University, economics MA from Yale University and mathematics BS from Wuhan University. Before joining Tsinghua University in 2012, she served as senior economist at the Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration and has taught economics at George Washington University and San Diego State University.

 

Selected publications 

 

 100millionjobcrisis

100millionjobcrisis

Founder of Ali Baba commits his work for Chinese on internet to generate 100 million microentrepren…chris macraeNov 23, 200950 views

Founder of Ali Baba commits his work for Chinese on internet to generate 100 million microentrepreneur jobs in 2010s - who else would you vote at the centre of 100 million job creation leagues?
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unlike oiher years spent with bangaldeshi inspired youth, i spent 2015-2016 mainly with a class of chinese female students - what brilliant minds and tirelss sources of human energy - i hope this summary of why the whole world can celebrate what jack ma is doing is near to the mark - but as always look forward to editing any errors which are mine alone
chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk washington dc text 240 316 8157
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was english language tutoring

In 1995 he was sent to the usa on an exchange mission and encountered the worldwideweb - then unknown in China. He determined the www would be the biggest job creating innovation of his (or his generations) life and hopefully of every Chinese entrepreneur he could valuably link into.

Over the next 15 years his wizard coding teams went from something that was little more than an electronic yellow pages for small businesses to conceiving sustainability generation's 2 greatest retailing platforms china or the world may ever have seen..

the taobao platform is the most valuable job creating concept retailers have ever mediated because it reverses the western trend of globalisiation of retailers, bankers and big corporations squeezing out local and small enterprises from having a market; how taobao did that is an extraordinarily detailed story but note how Ma was concerned to ensure even the most cut-off of Chinese villagers could start up on tao bao (rural ecommerce is one of the innovations that Ma has led the www purpose to linkin)

His other mall was pitched at the more usual high cost fashions of big global merchandisers. Because of complex property laws in chinese cities, most expensive retailers are not much of a joy to shop in. So ali baba created a lifestyle -eg celebrate singles day 11/11 shopping virtually rather than the physically exhausting interaction in The West's biggest shopping days of the year)

SO 365/24/7 consumers of ali baba can choose who they value developing most with their purchasing power as well as searching merchandise with global image or local cultural joy

Alibaba has become china's and probably the word's largest retailing channel. It does this with next to no merchandise but brilliant coding so that every store front on its platforms delivers with equal reliability. Hunting out exactly how Ma forms partnerships so that big data analysis benefits the smallest enterprises and most local consumers ought to be a job of whomever is sustainability goals greatest economist.

Intriguingly to ensure he could compete with the chinese internet companies that raced to co-create the www that Ma had opened space for in china, Ma IPO'd Alibaba through a process 2010-2015 while developing his secret sustainability weapon under private ownership. AlIpay is china's number 1 financial inclusion delivery system and maybe global youth most humanly productive coding achievement to date.

Comparing china's top 10 internet properties with the west's is very interesting. Are the consuming behaviours on ali baba more sustainable than those on amazon or ebay or paypal? Are the learnng behaviours on baidu more sustaining of youth than on google or coursera or microsoft's linkedin. Time will tell but note how speaking english, chinese and coding (as well as mother tongue) are probably what educators anywhere on planet earth should NOW be most valuing their global youth's future freedom to thrive entrepreneurially around.

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