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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
The war on initiative
What happens when an employee attempts an experiment that backfires? We talk about how processes exist for a reason and how the rules must be followed. Punishment to be carried out at dawn. By David Sneed
Good economic times or not, these are the days of our lives. Those of us who wear the hat of entrepreneur and small business owner can spend our precious time whining, but honestly, who is listening? By Cheri Ruskus  
Renaissance manufacturing
The common wisdom is that the U.S. has lost the ability to “make things," that our nation is now a place where we simply trade information with each other and serve each other hamburgers The common wisdom – so often wrong. By Jeff Thredgold
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
After running a collection agency in the Denver area for years, the husband-an s xd-wife team of Dave and Valerie Marshall dove headfirst into the pet products industry with the LeashLocket. By Eric Peterson   
 Community Calendar
Find out more about "Seven Seconds to a First Impression" on March 9, presented by author Julie Hansen and the Institute of Management Consultants. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own. 
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 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
Editor Mike Cote continues his pancake Power Lunch chat at Snooze with Roxane White, Gov. John Hickenlooper's chief of staff.
The Association for Corporate Growth
Save the date! It's almost time for the Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference, an ACG Denver event scheduled for March 13-14. You won't want to miss it! 
Plus -- read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. And check out ACG's 2012 Special Section!    
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