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The California-Portugal Unicorn Connection

The California-Portugal tech connection is on fire – sprouting unicorns like Feedzai, Talkdesk, Remote, and Unbabel – all with headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area and major offices in Lisbon. Place is a concept Susanna Camp and I celebrated…

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Brain Gain

The grades are in – the pandemic is dumbing us down. The lack of stimulation has stunted infants’ IQs. Kids of all ages are missing out on crucial social development key to intellectual and creative growth. Adults may fare little…

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The Vaccine Darwinism Divide

The data does not lie. Two Americas are emerging in the survival of the fittest against coronavirus. On one side, we have cities, counties and states whose forward-leaning policies and actions embrace  science, technology and data. On the other, entire…

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San Francisco’s Staying Power

The data is in. San Franciscans are not moving to Austin in droves. They are driving five to 20 miles over our bridges and down the freeway to put down nearby roots. Despite the hyperbole to the contrary, the San…

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