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Fail Safe: The Man Who Collects Failure

Mathieu Guerville collects failure. Not just any failure. Catastrophes on the scale of Enron, Bernie Madoff, and Lehman Brothers. In a career in which he is charged with picking winners, surrounding himself with objects of failure may be how Guerville…

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Hitch A Ride To The Future: Uber

Sheryl Connelly, Ford Motor Co.’s futurist, was talking with me about how personal transportation has been stuck in the mud of decades-old technologies, when she stopped mid-sentence. Connelly had just published Ford’s annual projection of future trends, and was largely…

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Think Different: Best Innovators of 2015

Think Different. The classic Apple mantra sums up what SmartUp is all about. Engaging stories of entrepreneurs and startups, and succinct insights on innovation and painful products or experiences. Stories that inspire and make you think. Here are our top…

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Play Different: Steph Curry Scores With Innovation

Steph Curry doesn’t look imposing, but this skinny mild-mannered basketball star schools us all – entrepreneur, student, corporate wonk alike – in the value of play and creativity. Led by Curry’s dominating shooting, the defending NBA-champion Golden State Warriors started…

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