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We often hear from companies that critical thinking is one of the most important skills in today’s workplace. Jury duty allowed me to hone these skills and reminded me that thinking critically is nothing more than deciding if a claim is true, partially true or false. Think critically when you are applying for positions, networking or in the interview process – use this as a time to reach conclusions based on reason and parcel through observations, unstated assumptions and values. By Shawna Simcik

 
IT M&A due diligence
Given that most studies suggest most mergers and acquisitions fail, thorough due diligence is an absolute must and IT cannot be overlooked. IT due diligence is not a “one size fits all” approach. There are different considerations depending upon whether the acquirer is a strategic or financial buyer, and whether the target company is a new platform company or if the target company will be rolled into another company. A thorough understanding of the strategic purpose for acquiring the target is critical. By Audrey Katcher
 

 ColoradoBiz EXTRA       
At Modular Robotics’ factory in Boulder, two dozen “elves” crank out all kinds of Cubelets. The 40-millimeter cubes are akin to smart Legos - some have motors, some have sensors, and all have a tiny computer to communicate with others. Cubelets were born out of Eric Schweikardt’s thesis project for his Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. By Eric Peterson


 
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