What We Can Learn From a Young Boy's Cardboard Arcade

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By now, many of you have probably seen the video clip of a 9-year-old boy who built his own elaborate boardwalk-style arcade out of cardboard and other scavenged material at his father’s auto parts business in Los Angeles. The story of Caine Monroy and his wonderful creation has gone viral, as donations have been pouring in from around the world to pay for the young boy’s college education. To me, this inspiring story says a lot about the spirit of entrepreneurship and creativity that fuels much of what we write about at GigaOM, and how the power of imagination is something that still resonates with so many people, regardless of how old they are.

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