Liz Ryan on being overqualified, fiscal fitness & video: Combat Training Solutions
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June 16, 2009
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Sorry, you're overqualified
What's sad about the rampant phobia of overqualified job seekers is that in this economy, it's possible to get some very sharp and creative folks on your staff who might not have joined the organization at other times. By Liz Ryan

Corporate wellness ain't cutting it
If you could replace your existing work force with world-class athletes, would you do it? Imagine the difference if all of your employees were healthy and fit? How much of an increase would you see in job performance? By Glenn Hattem

Painful ... but better
Six months of horrific job losses gave way to a "still terrible but at least moving in the right direction" employment report for the month of May: the 345,000-job decline was way below the 520,000 job-loss forecast and marked an eight-month job-loss low. By Jeff Thredgold

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In this month's issue

State of the state: Economy
A few things are certain in life: death, taxes and financial bubbles, be they tech stocks or subprime mortgages. How can you spot the next financial bubble - and who is to blame for the one that fueled the biggest financial meltdown since World War II? By Mike Cote

Entirely Homegrown

ColoradoBiz managing editor Mike Taylor plans to plans to subsist entirely on his Denver backyard garden this August. Follow his journey, which includes interviewing local business owners for tips and tools. Watch his latest video about growing potatoes; read about it here; and learn about Colorado Pure Distilling and homemade potato vodka.

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Colorado Companies to Watch: Combat Training Solutions
Combat Training Solutions CEO Tony Colón talks about making explosive device simulators and battlefield special effects for live training and hands-on situational exercises for military, law enforcement and security organizations. Click here to read the story in ColoradoBiz's June issue.


ColoradoBiz Podcast

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor on using your brain better
Harvard-trained brain research Dr. Jill Taylor was recently in Colorado to give a workshop on how to get your brain to do what you want it to. She spoke with ColoradoBiz online editor Mary Butler about how a debilitating stroke inspired her New York Times bestseller, "My Stroke of Insight," and shed new light on her work.

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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Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on "The Road to Recovery"
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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