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April 13, 2009
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The exponential nature of complexity
The second installment of a futurist's analysis on why the U.S. income tax system will collapse: "As complexity of a system increases, the costs associated with it increase exponentially to the point where the costs approach infinity, and collapse is a certainty." Click here for the first part of this story. By Thomas Frey

The black hole problem
Another reason why networking is so important: If you've ever wondered why your most carefully crafted cover letters and resumes disappear into the void, the truth is most resumes never get read. By Liz Ryan

Executive job seekers: Adopt an attitude of gratitude
An "attitude of gratitude" is one wherein you are grateful every day for the opportunities your company - and life in general - afford you and your co-workers. Isn't that more pleasant to be around than someone who feels entitled to have a job? By John Heckers

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The battle of wounded knees
The nation’s baby boomers suffered more than 567,000 sports injuries in 2007, spawning a multibillion dollar industry of braces, orthotics, and shots, new surgical techniques and devices, and specialty hospitals and clinics aimed at keeping them in the game and fixing them when they break. By Lisa Marshall

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The remaking of Karsh & Hagan, part 2
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.


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What it takes to get a job in the solar industry
Lauren Coyne, who works in education and outreach for Boulder-based Namaste Solar, talks about what it takes to work in the solar industry and how things have changed for the small company since Namaste’s Blake Jones introduced President Barack Obama at the stimulus bill signing in February.

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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  • Warwick Denver Hotel is offering two special packages for meeting planners. Contact the hotel at (303) 832-0318 or to learn more.
  • KBCO has relaunched its "I Ski with KBCO" promotion. Check for the latest lodging and ski deals.

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As the economy continues to challenge businesses and consumers, KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how businesses are coping - and succeeding - despite the downturn. Look for new installments of "The Road to Recovery" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, during the second half of the 4 p.m. broadcast. You can also find them online at

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