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This story appears in the July 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

I graduated from high school in 1970, a time of tumultuous change in the United States and the world. Like many of my generation, I wanted to make a difference. I went to journalism school because I believed a career in journalism would help me change the world.

Changing the world--it's a heady idea thinking one group of people can have such a significant impact on so many others. But the world did change back then in many ways. New attitudes, like believing you could be in charge of your own destiny or transform a dream into reality, were born in the '60s and '70s and, in many ways, led to the entrepreneurial surge in the '90s.

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