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July 28, 2014

Five reasons you’re not Warren Buffett

...and you don't need to be

By James Osborne

Every investor at some point has wished that they, too, could have the track record of Berkshire Hathaway.  Please, let me disabuse you of that fantasy.  Here are five reasons why you are not (and never will be) Warren Buffett. 1) You don't have a time horizon of "forever." Buffett is oft-quoted saying "Our favorite holding period is forever" (such as in the 1998 Berkshire shareholder letter).  While this is a wonderful construct for Berkshire, it does not reflect real life for the rest of us.  The rest of us retire, buy homes, pay for college education, pay

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July 28, 2014

Green Colorado 2014: Nonprofit/government

By Maria Martin & Nora Caley

NONPROFIT/GOVERNMENT FortZED A partnership with local government, academia and industry formed to work toward creating sustainable communities Fort Collins Fortzed.com FortZED proves that teamwork can change the world. Originally designed to transform downtown Fort Collins and the main campus of Colorado State University into a model community for a leading and replicable net Zero Energy District funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the mission has since expanded to turn all of Fort Collins into a paradigm of alternative energy sources through conservation, efficiency,

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July 25, 2014

Unintended consequences of low interest rates

Being prepared is the best defense

By John Trujillo

“Low Interest Rates are Here to Stay.” “Help Solve the Interest Rate Puzzle.” “Five Reasons Rates Will Stay Low for the Next Decade.” If these recent headlines sound familiar, we subscribe to similar news sources. Having survived the Great Recession of 2008, many are now wondering when the Federal Reserve will reverse its low interest rate policy and start to raise interest rates. The Fed Takes Action The financial crisis that began in 2007 was the closest comparable economic trauma the U.S. has experienced since the Great Depression of the

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July 25, 2014

Use this mental toughness skill ...

... to boost your training and performance

By Dr. Haley Perlus

Sport psychology is the science of achieving peak performance. We all know any sport or physical activity, at its highest level, requires a great deal of mental toughness to make it possible to sustain motivation, confidence, intensity, focus and emotional control. We think with our entire body. What we say (to ourselves or to someone else) affects how we feel. How we feel affects how we behave. How we behave affects what we achieve. Thus, we must learn to effectively talk to our bodies so we can optimize our performance. In Sport psychology, we use the terms association and dissociation

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July 25, 2014

Green Colorado 2014: Transportation

By Maria Martin & Nora Caley

TRANSPORTATION B-Cycle Bike-sharing system Boulder bouldercycle.com Not many companies can boast the growth Boulder B-Cycle has shown since starting in 2011. Marketing communications manager Kevin Bell says the system originated with 12 stations and will be up to 38 this year. B-Cycle digitally tracks its members and 150 bikes. About half of users are annual members, Bell says, while the others are primarily tourists or casual users. “One of our expansions will focus on transit hubs,” Bell says, explaining that the organization is financed from user fees,

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July 24, 2014

Chef Laura: FIFO that FOMO!

Six food and beverage trends in the pipeline

By Laura Cook Newman

Chefs understand the importance of FIFO – “First In First Out”.  It’s the way we stay on top of our inventory – especially the perishable product – by using up the old stuff before the new stuff.  It’s a food safety basic that helps maintain freshness. But a new acronym is causing some queasiness among chefs. It has nothing to do with food borne illness, but everything to do with staying fresh.  It’s FOMO, or the “Fear of Missing Out”, and come to think of it, no one is immune.  Due to Instagram, FB, Twitter

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July 24, 2014

Government disrupt, take two

Change is coming

By Thomas Frey

(Editor's note: This is the second of two parts. Read Part One.) Within a decade, if you participate in a demonstration or protest, the probability of being personally identified will soon reach 100 percent. Recent protests in Turkey have many wearing gasmasks or the ever-anonymous Guy Fawkes masks to conceal their identity. At this point in history, masks are probably sufficient. However, in a few short years, people will become infinitely more traceable and simply using face paint, masks, or other theatrical disguises will offer little to shield them from the scrutiny of those

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