Sustainable Travel Guide: Portugal

Portugal has bounced back pretty strongly from the global financial crisis, with employment going from about 16% in the peak to just over 6% today. The streets are bustling with tourists which has great implications for the economy, but challenges for locals. About 20% of their GDP comes from tourism so the country needs tourists,…

5 Portuguese Lessons for Building a World Class Startup Ecosystem

On the streets of Portugal you would never really know that under 10 years ago they were bailed out by the European Union during the peak of the global financial crisis. People seem happy and when you look at the numbers, it tells a compelling story of growth. Portugal’s unemployment rate has fallen from 17.4%…

Is the Future of Capitalism and Democracy a Ticking Time Bomb?

The Lisbon Investment Summit's (LIS) slogan is #nobullshit. There are so many conferences that entrepreneurs, investors and corporates which lead to little more than stroking of egos and exchanging business cards. LIS 2019 was quite the affair. Over 2 days, about 1500 attendees packed into a former naval rope-making factory in the touristy suburb of…