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Time for entrepreneurs to cash in their most valued commodity: Spirit

This story appears in the December 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Yes, I witnessed the horrific attack on the World Trade Center. I also have witnessed people rising from the ashes of cruel destruction. The same spirit that has made America the world's wealthiest, most technologically advanced and most innovative country has helped it recover from a devastating attack.

Exiting the subway station on my way to work on September 11, I was confronted with a horrific sight. The twin towers of the World Trade Center were on fire. I felt an immediate sense of panic. My husband worked in the World Financial Center, which squatted in the shadows of the towers.

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