Flush stress, cultivate an entrepreneurial "ecosystem" & video: CU's Mike Bohn
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April 15, 2009
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Balle 7th Annual BALLE Conference
Communities are meeting the challenges of climate change and the Wall Street crisis by building local self-reliance and a prosperous Main Street. Locally owned businesses are cooperating to build living economies, create green jobs, and generate sustainable economic activity. Join us for this cutting-edge summit plus three pre-conference seminars: www.livingeconomies.org.

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Does your mind need an enema?
If stress is crippling your creativity, ask yourself how you might get away and flush out the negative thoughts that are constipating your mind. For success, you need to make room for fresh, positive and creative thoughts. By Steve Baker

Check out CU's Entrepreneurship Week
The University of Colorado is hosting Entrepreneurship Week to promote strategies for converting breakthroughs in the laboratory into breakout successes in the marketplace. Among the speakers is Gov. Bill Ritter, who will talk Thursday about the current "ecosystem" of entrepreneurism. By Dan Ray

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On management: Kindle vs. The Post (or The Rocky)
The Kindle2 is good for reading books, but newspapers or magazines? Do we really need to read everything off an electronic device? The Kindle has its drawbacks – and it isn't a good place to put advertising. By Pat Wiesner

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University of Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn on Greener Venues partnership
CU is part of the Greener Venues partnership and has diverted more than 40 tons of waste in its efforts to make measureable improvements in energy use, water consumption, materials and waste management. Greener Venues is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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Karsh & Hagan reshapes itself as a media arts firm
Karsh & Hagan is reshaping itself as a media arts firm after marketing veterans Pocky Marranzino, Kathy Hagan Brown and Keith Roberts purchased the firm from Omnicom. Marranzino and Hagan Brown talk about making the tough decisions necessary to weather the current economic downturn and how traditional advertising firms are going the way of the dinosaur.

Gutterman Griffiths: A family law firm sets itself apart from the pack
Suzanne Griffiths and Sheila Gutterman, two of five partners at Gutterman Griffiths, a 2008 Top Company finalist, talk about what sets their divorce and mediation law practice apart from the pack. To nominate your company for the 2009 Top Company awards, download an application now. There is no cost to apply. Nomination materials are due June 9.

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