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Gaming and shopping are two of the pillars on which Forrest Li has built Sea. (Source photos by Kentaro Iwamoto and Ken Kobayashi)
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KENTARO IWAMOTO, Nikkei staff writer | Singapore

SINGAPORE -- When Apple founder Steve Jobs gave a famous speech to a class of Stanford students in 2005 -- exhorting them to "stay hungry, stay foolish" -- one of those he inspired was Forrest Li.

After hearing Jobs that day, the China-born MBA student later watched the video "two to three times a day for a month" before jumping into the startup world, he said in an interview with Nikkei Asia.

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