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Portugal Unites to Fight Pandemic

Entrepreneurs know how to route around obstacles. So it’s no surprise entrepreneurs around the world are already working to create innovative solutions to coronavirus. Take Portugal, a nation of just 10 million, which fought its way out of the 2008…

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Coronavirus Infects Gig Economy

Our office is in sleepy Sausalito across the bay from San Francisco. Population 7,000. Or as we like to describe this scenic nautical village, “more boats than people.” Yet the fallout from the global pandemic has touched down here too….

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Ciao, Cow! The Future of Food is Now

The spillover crowd at Reinvent’s What’s Now San Francisco event at Capgemini’s Applied Innovation Exchange was hungry. The French IT firm was pouring plenty of good wine as usual, but attendees were crowded around Hooray, a startup with a pan…

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Lime Out: My Marker Medium Story

Marker Medium asked me to take a deep international dive into the controversial topic of  micromobility and e-scooters. “These days, eyes in the back of your head come in handy on the streets of San Francisco,” I begin in a…

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