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Ciao, Cow! The Future of Food is Now

The spillover crowd at Reinvent’s What’s Now San Francisco event at Capgemini’s Applied Innovation Exchange was hungry. The French IT firm was pouring plenty of good wine as usual, but attendees were crowded around Hooray, a startup with a pan…

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Lime Out: My Marker Medium Story

Marker Medium asked me to take a deep international dive into the controversial topic of  micromobility and e-scooters. “These days, eyes in the back of your head come in handy on the streets of San Francisco,” I begin in a…

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New Year’s Inspiration

Let’s face it. New Year’s Resolutions are pretty useless. Not much room for fast-prototyping and pivoting when you set an all-or-nothing ultimatum. In most cases, you’re asking for failure. Instead, we offer an upbeat, action-oriented alternative. If you want to…

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Creativity by Design

This past year we’ve come full circle on the research we started two years ago when we embarked on an extended European journey of exploration that spawned our upcoming book The Entrepreneur’s Faces. In the fall of 2017, we befriended the…

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