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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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Innovating from the Ashes of the Sharing Economy

Just as the roaring, giddy 1920s came crashing to a halt with the 1929 stock market crash, many of today’s VC-backed sharing models may not withstand the crushing blow of the global pandemic. A generation that formed habits around the…

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New Year’s Inspiration

Let’s face it. New Year’s Resolutions are pretty useless. Not much room for fast-prototyping and pivoting when you set an all-or-nothing ultimatum. In most cases, you’re asking for failure. Instead, we offer an upbeat, action-oriented alternative. If you want to…

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Creativity by Design

This past year we’ve come full circle on the research we started two years ago when we embarked on an extended European journey of exploration that spawned our upcoming book The Entrepreneur’s Faces. In the fall of 2017, we befriended the…

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