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Sports and Brands Dump Trump

The world watched in horror this week as the Trump administration teargassed and shot projectiles at Americans. Like a tin-pot dictator, our president threatened to unleash vicious dogs and “ominous weapons” upon protestors that he inauspiciously labeled “domestic terrorists.” During…

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The Reset Club

Inspired by friends, colleagues and people all over the world who are responding with courage and initiative to the crisis, this week we’re launching the Reset Club. The idea had been brewing for a while, but Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author…

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Reinventing the Workshop

Early this March we bought our plane tickets to Portugal and mapped out an itinerary which would begin in Lisbon and take us north via train to Aveiro where we’d deliver another innovation workshop with our partner Sandro Pinto of…

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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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