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People on the Move – March 2, 2012

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The Governor’s Energy Office named Jeffrey Nathanson CEO of Recharge Colorado. Nathanson is a longtime leader in the Colorado clean-tech industry and is the vice chairman of the State of Colorado’s Clean Energy Development Authority, a member of the Colorado clean-tech industry association and a longtime board member of Colorado’s sustainable business training resource.  He… Continue Reading People on the Move – March 2, 2012

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Kudos! – March 2, 2012

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33rd Annual Telly Awards Winner JSP Broadcast Inc. was awarded the Silver Telly — the highest honor that the Telly Awards presents each year recognizing the best programming in the industry — for its “Race to the Clouds, the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb” sports programming. More than 13,000 entries from ad agencies, production houses, TV… Continue Reading Kudos! – March 2, 2012

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On the Horizon – March 2, 2012

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March 5 Grant writing workshop The Pikes Peak Workforce Center will host the Grantsmanship Training Program, March 5 — 9 at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. The workshop is designed for both novice and experienced grant seekers. Registration is limited to 30 participants. The program fee of $895 includes workshop tuition and one year… Continue Reading On the Horizon – March 2, 2012

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Sky Sox baseball is all about the game — but it’s not the game you might expect. Sure, it’s America’s favorite pastime, rich with history of the iconic dugout, mound and diamond where minor-league players hustle toward a shot of getting called up to the big leagues. But it’s also a business game, an effort… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Sky Sox winning the business game

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After big victories in Colorado and Minnesota on Feb. 7, Rick Santorum took a big jump in the race to become the Republican presidential nominee. Suddenly, the presumed GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney had another top competitor in this volatile contest. In fact, over the subsequent two weeks after Santorum’s Feb. 7 wins, every national poll… Continue Reading Energy prices and policies: Obama vs. Santorum

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by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss c.2012, Harvard Business Review Press You’ve never had a worse shopping experience in your life. The store wasn’t even busy that day, but there was nobody on the sales floor. When you finally did spot a human being with a nametag, she was surly and the cashier snarled a… Continue Reading Book Review: “Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business”

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The global economy and local stress

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There are those, like Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, who want us to get over our economic gripes about outsourcing and realize that by the 21st century things are “Made in the World.” Forget about where something is made, and get used to the fact that the global economy is here to stay:… Continue Reading The global economy and local stress

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Tips for communicating effectively at work

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Technology is wonderful in most areas of our life. Yet there are some aspects where using advanced technology may not be the best route. There are times at work when we miscommunicate because of technologically-based assumptions. We assume that our emails went through, that our slides were attached, that the texts were received, or that… Continue Reading Tips for communicating effectively at work

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In the Wild West of the cyber world, high-tech outlaws, hackers and thieves are targeting small and large businesses alike, and not even mom and pop are safe anymore. Continue Reading Cyber attacks spawn niche business opportunities

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Should the city be run like a business?

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On Valentine’s Day, of all days, I went to the mayor’s press briefing. Listening to the gripes of some journalists — do you really want the minute by minute calendar of the mayor? — I was struck by one participant who admonished the mayor that “the city is not a business.” It’s obvious that the… Continue Reading Should the city be run like a business?

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