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How to Launch Your Startup in 2021

Now is the time to scratch that entrepreneurial itch. We’re riding a new business wave, with record numbers of new businesses launching in 2020. Founders are responding to fresh demands emerging during the pandemic. And soon, promising vaccines may provide another reason…

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What’s Your 2021 Reset?

Six months ago we launched an experiment to counter covid isolation with collaboration and community. Inspired by the Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb, we called it The Reset Club. It was a prototype. A hazy idea that colleagues and…

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Five Reasons We’re Bullish on San Francisco

The media loves a good doomsday prediction, and publications from both coasts have been bashing San Francisco and Silicon Valley the past few months, gleefully speculating that we’re kaput. This public exercise in schadenfreude is nothing new. What’s different now…

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Stage Seven: The Scale

Scale is the entrepreneur’s Holy Grail, the stage when results can rocket. The crucial, earlier steps in the Arc have prepared you now to channel your vision and ambition into ever bolder actions. Scale is where you discover the size…

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