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By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 
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on March 18, 2013 at 7:14 PM, updated March 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM

The 300-year sweep of New Orleans history includes three major surges inentrepreneurship, with the city now in the midst of the third one, said Walter Isaacson, the best-selling author and New Orleans native, on Monday. He spoke at Gallier Hall for the opening the New Orleans Entrepreneur Week festival of start-ups.

An era from the founding of the city, when boosters for New Orleans sought to recruit people from an unusual mix of cultures, […]