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When Halftime Ends: The Future of Sports

As we emerge from the cocoon of winter and shelter-in-place, many of us amateur athletes and armchair sports fans are burning to know: what will happen to sports? Where can rule changes save our sports heroes from danger? Which games…

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Squaw Valley Zeroes Out

Saturday, March 14 was a packed day at the picturesque, Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe, California, once the site of the winter Olympics. Tens of thousands of Bay Area skiers and snowboarders had driven hours to enjoy the…

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Portugal’s Entrepreneurs Flatten the Curve

Bordered by its beleaguered neighbor Spain and too close for comfort to other European nations struggling with the coronavirus crisis, Portugal would seem to be confronting a difficult predicament. This beautiful, beloved country with old-world charm, fabulous beaches and contemporary…

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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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