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  1. After Pol Pot, Dunkin’ Donuts is Easy

    He fled the Khmer Rouge on one of the last flights out. And yet Ted Ngoy, a penniless father, ended up ruling the California doughnut landscape for decades. Gambling and a younger woman proved his downfall, but first he lifted a generation of his fellow Cambodian expats with jobs and stores for everyone. His rise still reverberates today, as Dunkin’ Donuts struggles for a foothold in the Golden State, trying to find the hole in Ngoy’s legacy of 1,500 independent shops.

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