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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
Companies use a variety of tactics to uncover their next big idea. While it might happen during a brainstorming session or over happy hour, successful brands know how to inspire new ideas. By Scott Esmond 
The Museum addresses critical issues in the community including the need for play-based learning and safe spaces for childhood development. (Watch an interview with Museum CEO Mike Yankovich.)
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
Developing a new Colorado “brand” doesn’t need to be a bullet-point in the Governor’s Colorado Blueprint. Business is the brand. By Bart Taylor 


 What IT security question keeps you awake at night? 
To mark National Cyber Security Awareness Month, ColoradoBiz is developing a podcast on "The Top 5 Things Every Business Exec Needs to Know About IT Security" which will be posted on our site next week. ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote will talk with Dirk Anderson and Mike Weber of Coalfire Systems in Louisville, a leading independent information technology Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) firm that provides audit, risk assessment and compliance management solutions. This is your chance to ask the security questions that are keeping you up at night! Please email your digital security questions to Mike at
We want to make this podcast just what you want to hear. Please send us your questions, and look for the link to the podcast at next week.
The Association for Corporate Growth
 ACG Denver presents a Private Equity/Intermediary Networking Event at Sports Authority Field on Dec. 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Go here to register! Plus -- read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here.
And check out ACG's Special Section! 
 Community Calendar
Find out more about the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce High Tea with Cathie Beck on Dec. 1. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.   
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 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
Children's Museum CEO Mike Yankovich talks about the practices that helped make his nonprofit a ColoradoBiz  Top Company finalist for 2011. Read more about The Children's Museum and all the finalists.     
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Mile High Memories
Publisher Bart Taylor chats with CoBiz columnist Stewart Schley about the origins of Invesco at Mile High .  
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