facebook twitter
icon-ball icon-cross icon-eye icon-flat-tire icon-gift-2 icon-house icon-lab icon-present icon-remember icon-surprise icon-tree

Click on the icons to see all the stories in that category.

x
img_4954

Jumping The Border: Innovating Juarez

You may know Juarez as the setting for drug movies, a dusty border town across the Rio Grande from El Paso, notorious for cartels. But actually, you don’t know Juarez. At least, not the new Juarez, Mexico, that I visited…

Read More
image

Innovating Lisbon: From Startups to Sustainability

Lisbon, Portugal is a city with a bold goal to become a global entrepreneurial center, and during my visit last week to consult in design thinking and innovation, there were times when this native San Franciscan did a double take:…

Read More
lexus_lead

Sketching The Future: Toyota’s Secret Design Center

Bob Mochizuki, the lead designer at Calty, Toyota’s secret design center, passes among us like a proctor. He’s given us sketchpads and pencils and told us to start drawing simple shapes. Speed, not precision, he tells us, will yield the…

Read More
spin_lead

SPiN: The Ping Pong Startup

Ping pong is all about spin, and that’s why the SPiN Ping Pong Social Club has located its latest franchise smack in the heart of San Francisco’s startup gulch. Celebrity actress and activist Susan Sarandon is behind this multi-pronged experience,…

Read More