Americans must take the opportunity to lead, or eventually find ourselves following. The fact that countries around the world are adopting America's model for innovation creates tremendous long-term opportunities to build grassroots links across the globe.
The rumble of a train comes through the window. In Berlin there is always the sound of a train somewhere. I look out and see a very different reality from what my father saw in 1984 when he first came to this city.
Starck has improved a myriad of categories, including now-iconic products for Alessi (Juicy Salif) and Kartell (Louis Ghost Chair) and the interiors of the first boutique hotels -- as well as boats, knives, transit cards and touch-responsive headphones.
But there's nothing like the feeling of urban discovery, when you stumble upon an awe-inspiring structure that makes you feel, if only for a few moments, as if you just discovered a lost city, a vanished civilization.
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