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Five Secrets of the World’s Top Innovators

In 1995, the legendary venture capitalist Roger McNamee watched Jeff Bezos lay out his idea for a company. The concept was simple. Bezos would create an online bookstore, Amazon. You’d pick out a book, and Amazon would send it to you. “I just sat there going, ‘Oh my gosh, this is great. I love books. I’d buy a ton of books. I’m so glad they’re here,” McNamee told me. “The notion that they were going to be as important as Wal-Mart was very hard to conceive of.”