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Surfing at the Office: FluidStance

Joel Heath slammed into his own personal pain point at his desk job. After a decade in motion, working and playing in the all-year mountain paradise of Vail, Colorado, he’d taken a corporate job with a hot athletic shoe firm….

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The Talent Hunter: The Woman Behind Jobbatical

Growing up behind the Iron Curtain in the former Soviet Union, Karoli Hindriks learned about entrepreneurship from her resourceful parents. Each day was a “creative exercise,” trading for meat or butter just to put a meal on the table for…

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Rune Theill and the Entrepreneurial Heartbeat

One startup in the can and another in the hopper, Rune Theill woke up sleeping on top of his backpack in his $14-per-night hostel in San Francisco’s dicey Tenderloin. He’d flown all the way from Copenhagen to the “Holy Grail…

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Sidestepping the Singularity at CES

Last week’s monstrous CES was enough to strike terror in the hearts of lowly humans. Google and Amazon are dueling to dominate the digital assistant space, AI is out to prove we really aren’t so smart, and intelligent robots are…

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