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Forget college and change the world?

PayPal founder Peter Thiel thinks he has found a new way to change the world.  A recent article describes how his foundation has created $100,000 grants for young superstars to put their college plans on hold, and under the direction of a mentor, work on really difficult problems that require scientific and technical innovation.  It's another interesting example of how entrepreneurs give back, and how private money can be used to try to solve major social problems. 

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