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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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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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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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