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Even my neighbor understands that organized crime and nation-states attacking economies through cyber theft, cyber war and cyber espionage is a giant leap from “script kiddies” defacing websites. My neighbor also understands that organizations will need to respond with significantly different methods to defend our organizations and infrastructure against these attacks. So, while even my… Continue Reading Turning the cyber stalemate into action

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Last fall, I moved to Boulder for my first year at the University of Colorado. After 18 years growing up in downtown Colorado Springs, it was my first experience being from “elsewhere.” Although I didn’t think of myself as having a particularly strong allegiance to Colorado Springs — I was eager for a change of… Continue Reading There’s a second chance for downtown

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They create two out of every three new jobs and are telling everyone they have no plans to hire in the next six months. They’ve also said why: regulations. They are the small-business owners of America, and without them no economic recovery is possible. So why hasn’t their main complaint been taken more seriously, especially… Continue Reading Focusing on the real cause of our anemic recovery

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Change sucks, but we have to deal with it

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On May 1, I began the most recent chapter in my life as CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, and with it brought about change to the organization. It isn’t a radical change. I really don’t have grand plans to tear down the legacy Carol Odell left after her 21 years with… Continue Reading Change sucks, but we have to deal with it

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New concepts change face of higher ed

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Years ago the University of Phoenix spooked higher education. What does it mean to have a for-profit university (a subsidiary of Apollo Group)? Despite drastic enrollment declines recently, it boasted some 600,000 students in 2010 (founded in 1976). Will this new model change the face of higher education? The answer is a definite yes. Labor… Continue Reading New concepts change face of higher ed

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Have you noticed the lifeguards at the pool or at the beach? Their job is to be vigilant, watch weather and water conditions, and save swimmers and surfers who find themselves in peril. Around water, some people get into trouble because they are overconfident, too tired or they are not paying attention to what is… Continue Reading Identify your business lifeguard and you’ll benefit

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While the Colorado Springs economy is looking to be on the rise, it’s still crucial fort small businesses to be hyper-vigilant about their customer service, marketing mixes and efficiencies in order to establish a strong foundation for future success. Taking a page from successful small businesses — and there are many in Colorado Springs, making… Continue Reading Enable your small business to achieve big success

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Seeing blind spots between men, women

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You already know from John Gray that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but do you know how to promote interplanetary cooperation at the office? After decades of striving for gender equality in the workplace, you’d think the tough questions would be answered. You would be wrong. According to a terrific new… Continue Reading Seeing blind spots between men, women

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Budget cuts hit children hardest in city

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We all can agree that we want a ready, capable workforce in Colorado Springs. We want access to a continuous supply of skilled and knowledgeable workers. A skilled workforce creates a strong and expanding business climate, and drives economic growth and fiscal sustainability. But how do we go about achieving such a workforce? As CEO… Continue Reading Budget cuts hit children hardest in city

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Since its humble beginnings in 1965, the Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado has grown to become southern Colorado’s only research university and one of the state’s fastest growing universities. UCCS is becoming a bigger economic engine for our region each year, largely due to continued and sustained enrollment growth. The campus is… Continue Reading UCCS poised to provide more for region’s economy

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