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Entrepreneurship Is Social Entrepreneurship - Tarun Khanna (HBS)
Date: 5/3/2007
Length: 1 minutes
Speaker(s): Tarun Khanna
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: Tarun Khanna, Professor at Harvard Business School, speaks about the incredible change in aspirations among young people in India. Whereas in the past young people aspired to become government officials, today they aspire to
become entrepreneurs and lift themselves out of poverty by their own actions. Khanna reflects that this change in attitudes is inspiring and very good for the country.

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