robinli.jpgHere’s a notable NYT story about Robin Li, who grew up in an impoverished city during China’s cultural revolution, but who worked hard to get to the U.S., became a frustrated engineer at Infoseek, and then left to China to found his own search company, Baidu, in 1999.

Now, seven years later, he’s running a $3 billion market value company. And after a few years when the jury was still out on the competitive race with Google, Baidu is emerging as a clear leader in China.

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