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How to do well by doing good

As president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rafael Reif upholds a firm belief in using one's huge talents for a larger purpose.

"People in one society from one country may not like that other society because of something that happened a thousand years ago. You throw these people at MIT, you put to them a problem that is much bigger than themselves, that is important for the world, and they work together. And they learn to recognise each other as human beings."

WHAT is better? When you have the power to influence one of the world's most concentrated populations of geniuses, that philosophical question takes on some very real consequences. Professor Rafael Reif is the president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where some of the most

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