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Jonathan Littman and Pedro Santa Clara

The Future of Talent, in Portugal and Beyond

Meet Pedro Santa Clara, the extraordinary Lisbon fundraiser and visionary behind the ultramodern seaside Nova campus in Carcavelos and the transformative tuition-free coding school 42 in Lisbon’s historical center. Pedro is cooking up other innovative ventures too – infusing Portuguese…

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Solving the Fashion Supply Chain with Pawan Gupta

The son of a factory manager in a small town in India, Pawan Gupta knew how easy it was to fall through the cracks. He saw a hidden layer of people – small factory owners, textile and fashion designers, assembly…

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Troy Carter

Reforesting the Planet, with Troy Carter of Earthshot Labs

If Troy Carter gets his way, one day we’ll live in a world where “half or more of the planet is seen as sacred territories, where humans have only traditional uses for the land, and not industrial uses.” A world…

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Agnieszka Pilat and Spot

Humanizing Tech through Art, with Agnieszka Pilat

Agnieszka Pilat came of age during Poland’s communist era, a time when Soviet tanks would roll through the public squares under towering monuments to the past. Statues of military heroes, murals celebrating the workers in the factories and fields, these…

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