Bono: The 21st century started in 2011

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Occasionally, we publish blog posts, speech transcripts and other commentaries of interest to the Washington business community. Here are excerpts from an address last week by U2 musician and activist Bono at an event hosted by the global social enterprise initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

By Bono at georgetown, Monday, November 19, 1:14 AM

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Welcome to Pop Cultural Studies 101.

You will receive no credits for taking this class. Not even street cred. It’s too late for that.

The first existential question of this class might be, “What am I doing in Healy Hall? I could be down having my third pint down at the Tombs?”

Pop culture references? Rock star does research!

I hear election night was quite messy on the pint front. Isn’t it amazing how three can make everything seem like a victory … but four or five, well, you just know you’re about to taste defeat.

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