Surmountable hurdles?

Ross has had an interesting dinner ....

"In the midst of our optimism that something was actually new, Gary Hamel called us on it, and pointed out the simple facts of abject poverty and unconnectedness for most of the world.  Besides the cell phone, hand-crank radio and $100 laptop there is little hope.  The former ambassador of Rwanda told us his story and imparted how poverty mattered more than security.  His plea was not to connect Africa to the Internet, but to help with local connectivity."

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