Google guru's advice, blaming the economists & a media dinosaur reborn
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May 5, 2009
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Google's Larry Page tells grads: Do work that's ‘uncomfortably exciting'
Google cofounder Larry Page had a "healthy disregard for the impossible," and "the optimism of youth" when he began working on the project that would reshape the Web as we know it. By Mary Butler

What good is BusinessWeek anyway?
BusinessWeek bashed economists this week because they mostly failed to predict the worst economic crisis since the 1930s - and now they can't agree how to solve it. Predicting the future is a tough business. By Jeff Thredgold

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In this month's issue

Advertising agencies join the media dinosaurs
Advertising agencies used to build their brands around television, but the media landscape has changed. Karsh & Hagan is an example of one agency that's remaking itself into a "media arts firm." Watch video of the interview: part 1 and part 2. By Mike Cote

State of the state: Organic produce comes a knocking
Despite the recession, Door to Door Organics expects its Colorado sales to increase 5 percent to 10 percent this year following robust growth of 17 percent in 2008. By Mike Taylor

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Women in business: Schlosser Signs
Carla Schlosser co-owns Schlosser Signs Inc. with her husband. The Loveland-based company offers full-service custom sign solutions to new and existing clients in Colorado and Wyoming. The company can be reached at 970-593-1334 or visit its website at (Woman in business is a paid service of ColoradoBiz.)


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Designs by Sundown: Colorado Ethics in Business Award
Mike Hommel launched his Englewood-based company Designs by Sundown in 1984 out of his parents' garage. Today he employs more than 100 people and serves about 120 clients a year.

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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