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Sandro Pinto

The Perfect Side Hustle

The perfect side hustle fuses passion, expertise and a prototyping mindset. Hustling comes naturally to entrepreneurs, and during the pandemic, it has become even more essential to get out there and make a buck. To naysayers who fear a side…

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San Francisco’s Staying Power

The data is in. San Franciscans are not moving to Austin in droves. They are driving five to 20 miles over our bridges and down the freeway to put down nearby roots. Despite the hyperbole to the contrary, the San…

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The Visionary: Risto Lähdesmäki

The Visionary dreams big and leaps forward without any assurances that he or she is on the right path. Our cultural icons – da Vinci, Einstein, Edison, even Jobs – can seem superhuman and clairvoyant. But Visionaries are also mortal,…

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The Outsider: Daniel Lewis

The Outsider: Silicon Valley’s most storied archetype. The brash entrepreneur with the chutzpah to reinvent a product or an industry. Hitch a ride on the journey of a young man who might be you or me. Daniel Lewis began on…

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