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Portugal Unites to Fight Pandemic

Entrepreneurs know how to route around obstacles. So it’s no surprise entrepreneurs around the world are already working to create innovative solutions to coronavirus. Take Portugal, a nation of just 10 million, which fought its way out of the 2008…

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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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What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

What’s your entrepreneurial archetype and how might that accelerate your journey? Are you a Maker, Visionary, or Outsider? This question is at the heart of our new book, The Entrepreneur’s Faces, a human-centric model that helps individuals and teams excel….

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Jonathan Littman and Anne Cocquyt

The Idea Hunt: The GUILD Academy

Ideate. Prototype. Launch. Can you train your brain to think more creatively? To spot and jump on opportunities? Absolutely. We just finished teaching Creativity, Innovation and Applied design to international students at the University of San Francisco. By the end…

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