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Entrepreneurs can help lead Afghans to a better future, says this businessman.

By Geoff Williams

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Maybe you've thought of expanding your business to London orHong Kong. But chances are, you aren't yet based in Kabul. Formore than 20 years, John Bradley has been running IDAK Career ManagementServices, a Portland, Oregon, career consulting firm. But inhis spare time, he's working on Afghanistan Rising (, a nonprofit still in theplanning stages. Afghanistan Rising's goal is to getentrepreneurs interested in doing business with and in the war-tornnation. Fueled by his desire to help in the aftermath of 9/11,Bradley has been immersed in all things Afghan, talking tointerested government and business leaders in both America andAfghanistan, trying to get them connected.

Why are you interested in bringingentrepreneurship to Afghanistan?

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