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WeWork Gives Millions to Visionary Startups for Creating 'Their Life's Work'

J. Kevin White's big idea came while on the job. In 2005, White was the director of humanitarian assistance for the Department of Defense for Africa and Eastern Europe. His first deployment was to Morocco, where he remembers watching military personnel distribute donated eyeglasses to the needy. It didn't go well. People selected eyeglasses based on the frames that they liked, not the glasses they needed. The remainder of donated glasses, about 90 percent according to White,...

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