Obama Encourages Entrepreneurs to Seek Global Interconnection

June 24, 2016 10:08 PM

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U.S. President Barack Obama spoke Friday at the Global Economic Summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, urging young entrepreneurs to "expand and broaden" the benefits of the world's interconnected nature, on the day after Britain completed a historic referendum resulting in a decision to exit the European Union.

Obama told his audience of young innovators that "the world has shrunk. It is interconnected." He said innovators are "catalyzing and accelerating that interconnection" despite its challenges and the fears it awakens.

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