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And for Our Next Act . . .


This story appears in the May 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Five years ago in this column, I gave you the lowdown on the first 20 years of Entrepreneur's history. The past hasn't changed, so I won't repeat it here. I'd rather look ahead, because, as the Fleetwood Mac tune goes, I can't "stop thinking about tomorrow." (Sorry. I'm a baby boomer. I can't help it.)

As entrepreneurs, that's something you all should be doing: thinking about tomorrow. What's next? For you? For your business? For our nation? The answers to all those questions lie with you. Sorry to dump all that responsibility on your head, but it's the truth. By now, you know the drill: You create the jobs, you employ nearly half the nation, you generate more than half the gross domestic product. And what do you get in return?

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