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  • The futurist: The value of a human life

    What’s the value of a human life? For some of you, this is a very disconcerting question, because it attempts to put a ...

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  • The age of the “intrapreneur”

    An individual that acts as an entrepreneur within an organization: an intrapreneur. A person employed at a company who seeks to implement his/her creative ...

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  • Top Companies 2014: Working with purpose

    Make no mistake, the basis for business is to make money. That hasn’t changed since the dawn of capitalism. But increasingly, companies that ...

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  • Exploring servant leadership

    The leader serves? The power is with the followers to determine whom they choose to follow willingly? It was a mind-flip that has stayed with ...

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  • Mountain resorts pay up for health coverage

    Colorado’s mountain resorts made the news last winter for reasons unrelated to snowfall; instead, Kaiser Health News reported that a four-county region – ...

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  • The power of friction

    Although at first it might seem desirable to create a business environment without friction, it’s a big mistake. Without friction, issues go unresolved ...

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  • Real estate: Seven-year checkup

    Seven years after the former Fitzsimons Army post was redeveloped as a hub for health care, education and research, the campus is doing exactly what ...

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  • Courage to pick up the phone

    They say that public speaking is scarier than death for most people. Standing up and putting yourself on the line is so intimidating most won' ...

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  • Specialty foods: Going to market

    Specialty food company owner Clay Meers had a hankering for hot sauce his whole life. “I’ve been eating green chilies as long ...

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  • Restoring light to the mind’s dark places

    Robin Williams was not alone when it comes to experiencing the dark prison of the mind that plagues thousands of people every day. Whether it ...

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My take on Tesla

What's really behind Musk's blog post?

By Kurt Leyendecker

The futurist: The value of a human life

It's increasing exponentially

By Thomas Frey

Top Company 2014: Services

Winner: RE/MAX

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Overtraining and fatigue in athletes

The importance of monitoring

By the Vail Vitality Center

Single? You still need an estate plan

They're not just for the married or rich

By Herb White

The age of the “intrapreneur”

What it means to businesses large and small

By John Basso

Urban village to fill void

Redevelopment of former hospital site in the works

By Margaret Jackson

Top Companies 2014: Working with purpose

Plus the nonprofit winner

By Gigi Sukin

Exploring servant leadership

How to foster willing followership

By Bob Vanourek

(1) Reader Responses

Do you cha-cha?

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

By Gary Harvey

Mountain resorts pay up for health coverage

Seasonal jobs, active lifestyles among the factors cited for disparities

By Allen Best

The power of friction

You've got to optimize it

By Todd Ordal

Readers Respond

Chef Laura: Punctuality through pastries

Like any generation, individual results may vary. Should employees come on time? Yes. Should salespeople upsell without a refresher course? Yes. Should my daughters clean their room without asking? Yes. But sometimes a little creative incentive gets the job done quicker, better, and with a smile on everyone's face. By Chef Laura on 2014 08 11

Chef Laura: Punctuality through pastries

My favorite device we used to motivate customer service teams to up sell was the Orange Juice Bowl. Whatever team exceeded the sales goal the most had orange juice poured by the team leader who won the previous week. It was cheap and motivated sense of competition. By Lisa Lehndorff on 2014 08 09

Chef Laura: Punctuality through pastries

I'm betting this story is about a decade old, based on your references. I'm wondering if you still feel the same about Gen Y'ers? Seems to me that the issue is less to do with a generation of people, vs. young and inexperienced people. Thoughts?!?!? By Gen Y on 2014 08 09

Chef Laura: Punctuality through pastries

Funny how things work. I was on my way to a meeting this week and realized I was running late, because I was trying to get there on time, not early - which would not allow me to get my computer up and running and to have my notes ready. I was all sorts of annoyed with myself. Then I read this article (a few days after it came out), I think the universe is telling me something By Interesting on 2014 08 09

Chef Laura: Punctuality through pastries

i used to treat my staff to bagels on saturday mornings and doughnuts on sunday mornings... back in the good old days. i'm glad i can just be a punctual worker bee now. drives me crazy to think you have to "bribe" people to do their jobs. after all - isn't that what your pay is? By Ta Tee on 2014 08 08

Chef Laura: Punctuality through pastries

Good piece. All carrot and no stick, eh! By PF on 2014 08 07

Chef Laura: Punctuality through pastries

Great story. Food can be a better motivator than fear. By Ted on 2014 08 07

More on the laws of exponential capabilities

Linear thoughts on longevity & healthcare combined with government's crony business & institutional relationships are currently sabotaging progress in personalized medicine. Only by opting out of the existing US medical establishment can one achieve significantly enhanced health. By John Tahoe on 2014 08 05

The futurist: The laws of exponential capabilities

Tom, thank you for continuing to stimulate and expand my thinking. Invaluable! By TC North on 2014 08 04

Operational excellence and reality

Great article, great points. By CFO on 2014 08 01
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