anywhere in the world. But we don’t have capital, and that makes it very difficult to build small or help them become national or global.”

Hank Wuh echoed Mr. Weinman’s comments, adding that even if Hawaii is able to create young entrepreneurs, they will have to “follow the money. What we don’t want to do is create a society of great entrepreneurs only to see them leave because there are insufficient resources to support their business.” A second essential question, he said, was how to motivate young people for careers in business. At Stanford, where he was a surgical resident, “we had a joke that you can’t get tenured unless you’ve started two companies. That was the whole mindset. You have to make it a badge of honor to be an entrepreneur. They have to be treated like rock stars. And the key is success, so there is a tangible goal for them.” Mr. Weinman added that “it’s a mental state. We can achieve that in Hawaii, because we have the technology and the talent, but we have to change the thinking.”

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