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Rules for the New Unpredictable

Rules have become a pandemic flashpoint, the underbelly of the hugely important question of how and when stores and businesses should reopen. Epidemiologists and government officials dominate the debate, but what about other voices? Artists and legendary entrepreneurs have always…

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Randy Rogers, Rachel Graf-McCabe and Jack Connell at Tremigo in Squaw Valley

Social Entrepreneurs Cook Up Tahoe Relief

Tremigo Mexican Kitchen was the place to be at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe when it opened this December. Launched by long-time restaurateurs of the popular Auld Dubliner two doors down in the Village at the sprawling ski resort, the…

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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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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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