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by Jonah Lehrer, c.2012, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt The painting you hung on the wall near your desk relaxes you. Looking at it reminds you of a happy memory, and you wonder how the artist managed to create such a vivid emotion with colored goo. It’s pretty amazing, and it makes you wish you could paint like… Continue Reading Book review: “Imagine: How Creativity Works”

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Creep! film makers seek monster cash

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Two Colorado Springs film makers have set out to make a movie called Creep!, which tells the story of a 1960s psychopathic movie director who scammed investors into making a B movie called The Creeping Terror. Continue Reading Creep! film makers seek monster cash

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Chuck Mardosz and Diana Love found an empty little garage on the eastern edge of downtown Colorado Springs at 109 S. Corona St. and knew it would be the home of their new business, an art gallery. Continue Reading Gallery hoping to sculpt arts district near Cottonwood

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The most rewarding part of owning a consulting firm has been helping business owners improve their companies and see tangible results. On the other hand, the hardest part has been meeting someone who had allowed problems to progress to the point that their business was in desperate trouble. In many cases, it was questionable whether… Continue Reading Don’t ignore your business’ danger signs — get help!

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Getting the kinks out

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Imagine a nice piece of lumber — strong and dry, ready to be of service in any construction project. It’s strong, and it will be strong every day. Good ol’ reliable lumber. Now cut that lumber on an angle and add a bracing plate. It’s still strong, but it’s not as strong. Now replace the… Continue Reading Getting the kinks out

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People on the Move – March 16, 2012

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Ent Federal Credit Union promoted Jeremy Davis to business banker. Davis has been with Ent for more than four years and previously served as a business consultant at its Jackson Creek service center. Davis will serve the business banking needs of the credit union’s southern cluster, which includes Galley, Westside, Jetwing, Peterson Air Force Base… Continue Reading People on the Move – March 16, 2012

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Kudos! – March 16, 2012

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First Affirmative creating positive worker impact First Affirmative Financial Network, a U.S. fee-only registered investment advisor focused on sustainable, responsible, impact investing, has been recognized as one of the best companies in terms of creating the most positive worker impact. First Affirmative is one of the first 500 “Benefit Corporations” in the U. S. and… Continue Reading Kudos! – March 16, 2012

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On the Horizon – March 16, 2012

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March 19 Minding Your Business Cheyenne Mountain Library hosts a Minding Your Business class at 6 p.m. for those interested in learning how to research starting or growing a business. This class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites to find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials, marketing, demographics and more. March 20 Start-up Basics… Continue Reading On the Horizon – March 16, 2012

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It’s been almost a year since the city established its first public recycling program in partnership with New Jersey-based for-profit company Greener Corners. Continue Reading Greener Corners sees recycling growth in first year

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Entrepreneurs have the courage and ability to seek out, identify and capitalize on opportunities. At the same time, of course, entrepreneurship is not easy. It comes with assorted challenges, like staying focused on the customer, finding the right employees, keeping costs under control, innovating, gaining access to necessary credit and capital, and dealing with government.… Continue Reading Congressional bipartisanship that works, Part II: Crowdfunding

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