facebook twitter linkedin
icon-ball icon-cross icon-eye icon-flat-tire icon-gift-2 icon-house icon-lab icon-present icon-remember icon-surprise icon-tree

SmartUp is an intelligent database of stories and insights on entrepreneurship and innovation.

Click on the icons to search the different categories.

x

Reports of Silicon Valley’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

The establishment has newly declared that California is dead. As in, Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Normally the New York Times performs this decapitation, with glee, long having believed that NYC and points east are the center of the universe….

Read More

Brilliantly Made Surfs the Circular Economy

Max came of age in a Willie Wonka-style sneaker laboratory, the son of one of Phil Knight’s early Nike product managers. Home was Manhattan Beach, ground zero for California’s brash surfing culture. The house next door was just the first…

Read More

Traveling for Ideas: Global Cross-Pollination

The best place to look for fresh inspiration is anywhere but home, as we discovered last week while leading innovation labs in San Francisco for Portuguese executives and Brazilian high school students, just days after we flew home from our…

Read More

Portuguese Time-Out: The Barber of Lagos

One sleepy morning in the southern coastal city of Lagos, Portugal, we spied a barber shop, and peered inside to find a slender man sweeping. I stepped in and asked if he might cut my hair. This had not been…

Read More
Share