Attributing his success to the people around him, American basketball star Amar’e Stoudemire is encouraging the next generation of young innovators to embrace their passions and learn from each other.“When I was drafted at 18 to the Phoenix Suns, I was fortunate to have veteran players around me,” Stoudemire told participants in the Forbes Under 30 Summit, a weeklong event drawing hundreds of the most promising young entrepreneurs to Israel for the second year in a row.

“I was learning from great veteran players and I happened to take on that positive influence and apply it to my professional life,” he declared. Forbes editor Randall Lane hosted a variety of top global and Israeli tech leaders, who discussed the challenges facing the next generation of innovators.

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