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San Francisco’s Super Bubble

San Francisco, the epicenter of the world’s booming startup culture, is finally showing signs of a real estate bubble, after years of surging prices. All you have to do is follow the money. SF’s rental market for both housing and…

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Design Thinking: Innovate The Desk

Students across the nation are rushing to study entrepreneurship hoping to become the next Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, or Travis Kalanick. Universities too are expanding their curricula in a shift from more traditional liberal arts and science courses toward the…

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Team Swap: Innovative Collaboration

Teams and teamwork are all the rage. Today, this is how we learn, work, and create in corporations, colleges, and universities. I know this first-hand, from my experience teaching at the University of San Francisco. And this past semester, thanks…

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The Battery: No Photos, Please

Step inside the Batcave-like lair of The Battery and you are confronted with a contradiction. A small sign at the check-in desk forbids phones and photos, an odd ban in a stylishly appointed club that celebrates the new tech elite….

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