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Made in Colorado 2016: Rich Sharples

While master luthier is a moniker he shies away from – “I still feel like I’m learning, for sure,” he says – Rich Sharples has had a hand in making thousands of banjos in his tenure at OME. He now supervises two other luthiers, and the team crafts about 180 high-end banjos a year at the company’s shop in northeast Boulder.

Introducing the Futurist Hall of Fame

Over the coming months, the DaVinci Institute will be unveiling the world’s first Futurist Hall of Fame. As with other “hall of fame” efforts, this one will be dedicated to drawing attention to those who have contributed the most to our thinking about the future.

Eight tips to get unstuck from a dead-end job

Embarrassment and fear of not meeting others’ expectations are the main culprits keeping people from uncovering their true path. There are no simple or easy answers, but the questions to help you in your journey are relatively simple.

Larry Mizel: An empire built on real estate and faith

Larry Mizel serves as chairman and CEO of M.D.C. Holdings Inc., parent corporation of Richmond American Homes. Richmond American has built more than 180,000 homes, mostly in the Western U.S.

The strange bedfellows who created Rocky Mt. National Park

Poor health brought both Enos Mills and F.O. Stanley west. Both men became enthralled by the mountains, and both left a lasting legacy in the high places they loved.

Anne Evans' gift to Denver: A legacy of art, music and books

Anne Evans gave her heart to the heart of Denver: Civic Center Park. The Denver Public Library. The Byers-Evans House. But nowhere is her legacy more apparent than in the galleries of the Denver Art Museum.

The story of a family who saw the future in the land

To understand the future of Denver International Airport, you need to start with the past of the Fulenwider family.

What happened when the Jersey girl met the oilman

She was a Jersey girl who had never been west of Pittsburgh. He was a Western oilman with a fast car and a head for business. They met on a charter flight for a European ski vacation. And that, as they say, was that.

Reading about Wall Street is fun; real finance, not so much

I’m a big believer in the Bogle school of thought about owning the market, rather than trading stocks. As a result, I don’t have to pay attention to the public markets on a daily basis. Or a weekly basis. Or an monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. Or basically, at all.

Meet the man behind Denver's $80 million cable TV mystery

At the helm of the yet-to-be unveiled cable-TV service is 50-year-old Jeff Binder, whose previous business successes include mass-produced customized audio cassette tapes and the founding of Broadbus Technologies.

This is where the work world is headed

The world continues to shift in favor of those who want to do something, contribute, create, innovate, make meaning and own their lives.

Weighing debt’s toll on entrepreneurship

What effect does debt have on college graduates’ entrepreneurial aspirations? If college students take out loans to pay for their education, will they be less likely to start a new company because they’re so worried about paying off their debt?
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