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The Silicon Valley Handshake

Handshakes are powerful. From the all-important first impression to the send-off at the end of a meaningful engagement, how you connect matters. That’s why we made our way one early morning this week to a downtown San Francisco hotel to…

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Startup Summer Camp

Summer’s here in San Francisco. Fog blankets the city. You can see it, smell it, and feel it in the air. Tourists from all over the world foolishly think “California” and arrive wearing shorts and t-shirts, only to find themselves…

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Design Thinking for Transformation

The long boardroom table was crowded with entrepreneurs and executives hailing from multiple international hubs, many having travelled thousands of miles to catch some of the magic of Silicon Valley. Men and women seeking the next wave of innovation and…

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Ethical Innovation, A New Template for Success

“What are the qualities of a good leader?” Professor Mark Cannice asked the group of MBA students at USF’s School of Management. “Respect!” answered one student. “Fairness!” shouted another. “What about ethics?” Cannice probed. “What are the benefits to society…

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