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SmartUp.life Paradigm Lost

Paradigm Lost: Say Goodbye to the Box

Entrepreneurship, fast prototyping, customer-centric thinking – our proven modes of working and creating are under attack. Where to begin when so much is in jeopardy? The business paradigms through which we see trends and anticipate markets are in flux. Assumptions…

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Leading Through Storytelling

The jury is in: the US federal government has bungled the pandemic. So what in the world could a couple of Californians steeped in the Silicon Valley models of prototyping and entrepreneurism possibly offer to other countries seeking ideas and…

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Prototyping the Digital Whiteboard

We lead innovation workshops, a real-world business seemingly rendered obsolete by the pandemic. Yet this past week we led our first paid online workshop, via Zoom video conference combined with the powerful digital whiteboard platform Mural. Even better: the experience…

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Data to Die For: Europe and Asia Out-Innovate US

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this morning I saw a picture worth 10,000 words about numbers and death. CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta showed a simple graph that underlined how America is losing our nation’s biggest…

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