A Survivor of Hurricane Katrina Spreads the Word About Entrepreneurship | New York Times

Hurricane Katrina wiped out Kevin Langley’s New Orleans construction business. As both the city and the business struggled to recover, Mr. Langley came to believe that entrepreneurship was the solution to many of New Orleans’s — and the world’s — ills.

A member of the New Orleans chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Mr. Langley poured his energy into developing the organization’s Accelerator program. A few years later, he was elected E.O.’s global chairman and embarked on a Forrest Gump-like entrepreneurship tour, popping up in places from Egypt to Pakistan where history was happening.

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