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Passion and Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders by Bill George, W. Segovia, Daniel Gulati, John Coleman

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CHAPTER 1

Convergence

Creating Opportunities Across Sectors

I believe that in the years ahead, the organization and expansion of public-goods markets will become one of the most important areas of philanthropy, and will be an area where philanthropy sometimes blurs into strict private enterprise.

—Bill Clinton, 20071

What do a Pakistani dreamer, a Swahili-speaking ex-marine, and an investment banker have in common? In many ways, not much. Their careers have been as messy and, at times, unfocused. But they share a common desire prevalent among many of today’s young businesspeople to work across sectors—managing careers in the for-profit, nonprofit, and government arenas—often building both financial well-being and a legacy of social good.

Fortunately ...

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