This year's class of rising New York stars proves that a desire to help others is as powerful an incentive as money when it comes to fueling ambition. These are men and women who readily discuss their chances of winning a Pulitzer or a Nobel Prize, or have helped disentangle the government of Argentina from its historic bankruptcy. But many of their stories begin with a desire to do good: to provide clean energy or improve access to banking and health care for the world's most vulnerable citizens—or even to help New Yorkers relive fond childhood memories through a sweet bite of cookie dough.
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Source: Crain's New York Business (via The Empire Report)