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11 May 2016
Along with oxygen, water and shelter, healthy food is one of the bare necessities of life. So why is the modern food supply chain so broken – and how can we fix it? London start-up FarmDrop has a solution. Meanwhile, the owners of Earl of East London explain the nuts and bolts of growing a successful lifestyle brand and two design partners from Google Ventures outline their five-day ‘Sprint’ method for solving big business problems and testing new ideas.
11 May 2016
Design partners from Google Ventures have developed a process to solve tough business problems and test new ideas in just five days. They outline their method in a new book called ‘Sprint’.
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