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Portugal’s Entrepreneurs Flatten the Curve

Bordered by its beleaguered neighbor Spain and too close for comfort to other European nations struggling with the coronavirus crisis, Portugal would seem to be confronting a difficult predicament. This beautiful, beloved country with old-world charm, fabulous beaches and contemporary…

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Innovating from the Ashes of the Sharing Economy

Just as the roaring, giddy 1920s came crashing to a halt with the 1929 stock market crash, many of today’s VC-backed sharing models may not withstand the crushing blow of the global pandemic. A generation that formed habits around the…

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Portugal Unites to Fight Pandemic

Entrepreneurs know how to route around obstacles. So it’s no surprise entrepreneurs around the world are already working to create innovative solutions to coronavirus. Take Portugal, a nation of just 10 million, which fought its way out of the 2008…

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Coronavirus Infects Gig Economy

Our office is in sleepy Sausalito across the bay from San Francisco. Population 7,000. Or as we like to describe this scenic nautical village, “more boats than people.” Yet the fallout from the global pandemic has touched down here too….

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