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Do you ever watch The Voice or Dancing With the Stars? They’d be pretty bland if everyone got a 10 and they never declared a winner. Likewise, if your house were on fire, wouldn’t you like to know that the fire department weeded out those who didn’t have the physical ability to perform? Do you watch the NFL? Do you think ranking players by talent hurts the game? It’s okay as long as it doesn’t happen to us! By Todd Ordal

Denver dudes get fashion forward
Praised by Esquire and GQ for its affordable high-end apparel and accessories, the 7,000-square-foot Denver location is the seventh in an American store opening spree that kicked off in 2011, and has settled stores in cities from Philadelphia to Dallas. Suitsupply was started in 2000 and has grown to 45 stores total in Europe and the U.S. “Luxury is not about a price tag,” says Suitsupply’s vice president and “market maker,” Nishantha de Gruiter. By Gigi Sukin
In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court case In 2011, the Supreme Court provided guidance on the written language that is necessary to accomplish proper assignment of inventions.  In practice, this means that Colorado businesses must pay careful attention to the wording, as well as the timing, of intellectual property (“IP”) assignments from their employees. By Janna Lewis & Marcus McKindra

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Whether it’s thanking “Papa” for the token finsky on your b-day, or a customer for their business, make like Wayne Newton and tell them “Danke Schoen.”  You don’t have to go all Ferris Bueller and serenade your customers on top of a parade float, but a seemingly insignificant thank you note yields significant benefits: loyal customers, repeat business, referrals, and it makes you feel good, too. By Laura Cook Newman
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