Where the Next Billion Members of the Middle Class Will Come From

Lost amid the coverage of China’s rise is the incredible story of the billions of young people coming of age in India, Pakistan, Brazil, Africa, and the Middle East. This new global middle class will reshape the world economy, particularly as entrepreneurs thousands of miles from Silicon Valley invent next-generation technologies. Hear the stories of the global entrepreneur class, and of the unlikely places where tomorrow’s next great thing might emerge.

Festival: 2018

Watch and Listen: World

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