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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Robert Sutton’s Remedies for BossHoles and Work Jerks

The tech world has suffered recently from its share of jerks, guys who used to reign at 500 Startups, Google, and Uber – until they harassed women, flatly declared men deserve all the best paying jobs, or spewed obscenities at…

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Innovator? Entrepreneur? Let’s Talk.

Team SmartUp is researching a major book, traveling around the globe to some of the hottest spots in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the US, to discover first-hand what makes an innovative city, university or incubator, to see and engage…

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Stylish Performance: From Basketball Shoes to Teslas

Nike was facing a big problem in 2007. Sales of basketball shoes had plunged by 70% and they needed a solution – fast.  So they did what Nike does best, made cool shoes that challenged conventions. The release of the…

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Out-of-the-Book Thinking: How a Hungarian E-Publisher is Breaking the Rules

Budapest is the last place you’d expect to drive the future of publishing, more than 4,000 miles from Manhattan and even farther from San Francisco. Three years ago, no one could have predicted that an e-book pioneer with global ambitions…

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