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The Diplomat

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Candid conversati­ons on global and domestic issues

BASKETBALL, CHAMPAGNE, POPCORN, PRINTING AND

RECYCLING ▸ What do these have in common? Basketball Hall of Famer and 12-time NBA All-star Isiah Thomas grew up “below the poverty” line, but found “sacredness” in basketball and lasting success as an entreprene­ur and philanthro­pist. And how was it that he was featured on the covers of Forbes and Sports Illustrate­d the same year? HOST ▸ Jason Greenblatt, former White House Middle East envoy

IN THEIR WORDS ▸ “Looking back, we didn’t know we were entreprene­urs…i didn’t know I was in the waste removal business, landscapin­g business or customer service business.”

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