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The greatest leader you've never heard of
No real tools, no wireless technology, no air travel, no iPads. Yet this guy unites the people of a huge geographic area and builds an aligned group of beautiful structures into a highly functioning organization that would be nearly impossible to do today. By Todd Ordal

Self-help or shelf-help?
I would still make all of the investments that I’ve made in the past, and I will continue to invest in the future, but I will do so with the understanding that the mere act of purchase does not constitute an “education.” Action is always necessary for growth. By Michael Schmidlen

More about stamping out forest fires forever
So if we have the capability of spotting fires very early and putting them out, is that preferable to letting them burn? Do we need to craft new policies regarding when and where fires should burn versus having us intervene? By Tom Frey

   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
Best of CoBiz: The invisible obstacle to success
If you were building a fire, would you pour water on it? Not if you knew that's what you were doing. Many of us work on building our inspiration, motivation and passion (our fire) and then subconsciously douse  By TC North

We're looking for Colorado's Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals, businesspeople age 21 to 39 who are creating game-changing technologies, business strategies, products and services. If you know a young person who is making a difference in business while making a difference in the lives of others, tell us about them! We will recognize the Top 25 finalists in our October issue.

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