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Even with breathtaking advancements in technology, the world is still, well, the world. That means vast opportunities exist in the global marketplace, while real threats loom. Unfortunately, serious questions lurk about U.S. policies regarding those opportunities and threats. As for the opportunities, consider the vast increase in U.S. trade during the past 50 years. In… Continue Reading International opportunities and national security threats

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On style and substance

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When logic was formalized in ancient Greece, it separated arguments from those who made them. Arguments should be tested as valid or not on their own merit, rather than on the credibility of those making them. At times, we forget this simple principle. The legal system doesn’t help, either. In case after case, lawyers and… Continue Reading On style and substance

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Don’t stress, embrace your busy life

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Some people handle stress better than others. Some brag about their stress levels as a badge of honor. We’ve all seen or heard that person who constantly complains about being “stressed.” They are vocal about feeling overwhelmed and may even use it as an excuse. If every small thing is a source of anxiety, not… Continue Reading Don’t stress, embrace your busy life

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Local economist Tucker Hart Adams recently wrote, “If you live long enough, you will get old.” Continue Reading Age-appropriate business: As county ages, business opportunities mature

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Downtown advocates know that one of the primary ingredients for revitalization is residential development, but apartments are going up everywhere around the city except in the urban core. Continue Reading Developers opting not to build apartments downtown

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Jan Erickson woke in the middle of the night from a dream and sketched a design for a loose fitting woman’s jacket that would become a signature piece of her future business, Janska clothing … Continue Reading Local clothing line, Janska, filling national niche

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For gerontology professors and students at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the Palisades at Broadmoor Park is a living research lab … Continue Reading UCCS, Palisades at Broadmoor Park create unique partnership

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When Jared St. Aubyn went to contractors in 2009 and said he wanted to start his own homebuilding business, they raised their eyebrows. “I’m pretty sure most people thought I was nuts,” St. Aubyn said. It was a time when new housing starts were their lowest in decades, new homes sales were nearly dead and… Continue Reading St. Aubyn’s homebuilding business wins on bold bet

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by Charles Duhigg, c.2012, Random House If there’s one thing in the world that everyone can count on, it’s that you’ll be in your office by a certain time each morning. You get there via the same route, without fail. That’s, of course, after you get up at the same time each day and eat… Continue Reading Book Review: “The Power of Habit – Why we do what we do in business”

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One of my darkest days as a technologist was in 2008 when my boss told me, “We’re killing your RSS project because we think RSS is stupid.” Beyond the obvious incorrect labeling of non-sentient technology as either “smart” or “stupid,” it was a huge mistake on the part of the management. And here’s why… What… Continue Reading Tech Talk: Is RSS an underutilized powerhouse or just stupid?

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