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Jason Kapalka, PopCap Games CEO Photograph by Kyle Johnson for Bloomberg Businessweek

Jason Kapalka didn’t give his alma mater much thought after he finished his studies in 1994. The University of Alberta graduate, who has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in English, moved to San Francisco and didn’t join the alumni association, donate money, or return for reunions. “If I’d stayed in Edmonton, I probably would have,” he says. The university didn’t forget him, though.

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