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Most of us are not founders or visionary virtuosos. We need a vision to inspire our colleagues, but whose vision? Is it the CEO’s vision? In Fortune 500 companies, the average tenure of CEOs is reported to be about 4.6 years. Does the organization get a new vision with every new CEO, just when the old one was starting to kick in? Making such dramatic changes so frequently to the fabric of the company is likely to be disruptive and frustrating for the employees. By Bob and Gregg Vanourek
The rooftop solar debate
While Xcel is breaking new ground buying from centralized solar farms in Colorado, the company is less interested in buying solar-generated electricity from residential rooftops.Xcel currently pays Colorado customers 10.5 cents per kilowatt-hour for feeding surplus solar power back into the grid but has proposed to slash the payment by more than half to 4.6 cents per kilowatt-hour. Why? Xcel spokesperson Mark Stutz calls the difference of 5.9 cents a “hidden subsidy” paid by customers without rooftop solar to support those who do. By Eric Peterson

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When it comes time to get rid of our stuff, we suffer from separation anxiety. When it comes time to say goodbye to our stuff, we find ways to avoid giving it the death sentence and actually throwing it away. As a result of our separation anxiety, we’ve created a massive self-storage industry to “age our stuff” just a bit longer. In the U.S. alone we have over 2.3 billion square feet of rentable storage space. By Tom Frey

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