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  • Beyond the entrepreneur: Building business intelligence

    Large, successful organizations can be great educational environments for the advancing leader to build business intelligence, particularly if there’s a formal program for ...

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  • The futurist: Establishing the Central Bank of Bitcoin

    For this new crypto-bank, it was the perfect crypto-gadget to draw attention to their crypto-currency. Similar to traditional banks, accountholders could apply for home mortgages, ...

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  • The one sales step you can’t afford to skip

    You can radically change the way your prospects interact and stay in touch with you. Change your approach and you will change your results. Instead ...

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  • Executive wheels: Kia’s SUV stand out

    It started when we picked up the Sorento at the Detroit Airport. We have four suitcases and two golf travel bags (yes, we flew Southwest, ...

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  • Four lessons from vacation

    Annie had been raising money for two years to go to the India Centre in Sangam. She sold thousands of boxes of Girl Scout cookies ...

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  • Colorado Companies to Watch 2014

    They’re past their infancy, but they’ve still got some growing to do. Consider this year’s 50 Colorado Companies to Watch ...

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  • Where’s your happy?

    If you don’t like your work, the people you work with (or for) or (outside of that) your life or yourself in general, ...

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  • The futurist: Growing dangers of technological unemployment

    Whether its Tesla Motors announcing the creation of a fully automated battery factory; Intel buying the wearable tech company Basic Science; Apple buying Dr. Dre ...

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  • Chef Laura: A baker’s dozen

    Calm, cool and collected perfectly describe Chef Alex Figura, 30, Executive Chef of Lower48 Kitchen. This mod yet unpretentious restaurant hit the ballpark neighborhood eight months ...

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  • Organizing your team for high performance

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Beyond the entrepreneur: Building business intelligence

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The one sales step you can’t afford to skip

It's not optional -- it's critical

By Liz Wendling

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Executive wheels: Kia’s SUV stand out

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COCTW 2014: Bioscience

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Four lessons from vacation

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Colorado Companies to Watch 2014

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More on reskilling America

Automation doesn't just happen

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Where’s your happy?

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By Erin Gibbs

The futurist: Growing dangers of technological unemployment

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Chef Laura: A baker’s dozen

Thirteen questions for Chef Alexander Figura of Lower 48 Kitchen

By Laura Cook Newman

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Operational excellence and reality

Great article, great points. By CFO on 2014 08 01

Profiting from play

Thanks "CFO!" While we can't put "fun" on the balance sheet, it is a desirable asset! By Todd Ordal on 2014 07 31

Tech startup: PrintReleaf

@Mike - thanks for your comments. I clicked on your link, but there was no text in the article; maybe it's for subscribers only. As for PrintReleaf, I obviously disagree. Planting trees does A LOT in the 'real world'...especially given where we're planting them. Through tree planting, we provide jobs, restore water tables, rebuild local economies, all while certifiably reforesting paper. About only 1 out of every 10 sheets of paper is certified for reforestation. We, along with our partners and customers, are changing that and making an impact. You are correct when you cite that forests are cut down every day and others are planted. Unfortunately, net-net, on global scale (not 'National'), we've cut down far more than we've put back...and that's where our value proposition takes hold. Feel free to contact me at jdarragh@printreleaf.com. By Jordan Darragh on 2014 07 31

Stop those hang-ups!

Perfect timing, I am of those that will hang up perhaps in less than 1 minute. Why is it so hard for a "cold caller" to summarize to me what they are selling in three or less sentences when I directly ask them to do that within the 1st minute on the phone? I promise not to waste even one more minute of our joint time if I do not wish to hear more about what is being offered. But how do I not waste time if the caller cannot in nutshell (3 or less sentences) tell me what is being offered? After I know what the “nutshell” is then I can decide if I want to crack it open or not, pass it along to someone else I know or maybe later have someone get back to me. By Christy Yale on 2014 07 31

Stop those hang-ups!

Time article. I've received the same call for three days from the same company/solicitor for services that I don't want or need. They've been pushy, rude and inattentive. Even if I wanted or needed their services, they would not earn my business. By CFO on 2014 07 31

Stop those hang-ups!

Once again Sam you nailed it. Sad thing is that the "bad" technique you talked about is STILL being taught and used. Then sales people wonder why they cant't get people to call them back or respond in a positive way. Great article. By liz wendling on 2014 07 31

Profiting from play

I could not agree more! A fun work environment builds strong teams, productivity and satisfaction of both employees and clients; all of which support growth of the bottom line. By CFO on 2014 07 30

Chef Laura: FIFO that FOMO!

Love your articles Chef Laura. However as for this one I sure hope you and your chef friends have it wrong.....except for the Beer in your Keurig. As a simple Texas Boy I am ok with most of the traditional meals are see being pushed aside. Hopefully there is a innovative chef that will find a way to make meat & potatoes on-trend and fun! By James Redou on 2014 07 28

Tech startup: PrintReleaf

I have come to see that the offset business model is just marketing. If you want to help someone, donate your products and services. Planting a tree doesn't do much in the real world, when the National Forest Service is busy spending tax dollars to clear-cut 1000s of acres. Really. http://www.summitdaily.com/news/12164808-113/clear-county-summit-everyone By Mike on 2014 07 27

Chef Laura: FIFO that FOMO!

The future is here! (and we all benefit!) http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20140719-keurig-machine-for-beer-garners-crowdfunding-interest.ece Terri - I will check out those sardines at The Source. By Chef Laura on 2014 07 25
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