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Where the black hats meet the white hats

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MacKenzie Brown ended up in her job as a cybersecurity researcher by accident. Once an aspiring actress, she went to Boise State as a theater major and then got a job with the state Department of Labor as an information ...

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U.S. Supreme Court on First Amendment rights and social media (access required)

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In June, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on the intersection of the First Amendment with social media in Packinham v. North Carolina, No. 15–1194. The court struck down a North Carolina criminal statute on First Amendment grounds. The law ...

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New Micron CEO sees a bright future for the Boise-based company

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Sanjay Mehrota, the new president and CEO at Micron Technology, Inc., introduced himself to Boise July 27 with a story from his days as a student in India. Mehrota had been admitted to the University of California, Berkeley, but he’d ...

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The ABCs of a successful project: ‘Always Be Closing’ (access required)

Jacob Zahniser featured

In sales, “Always Be Closing” (ABC) is a phrase used to describe a salesperson constantly looking to complete the sale. These ABCs also apply to construction projects; success starts at the beginning with a thorough understanding of the contract deliverables ...

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How to determine a company’s value (access required)

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“What’s the value of my company?” It’s a question that we’re constantly fielding from entrepreneurs operating companies of varying sizes across a broad range of industries. They frequently expect a formula-driven answer, failing to appreciate the breadth of valuation methods, ...

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Market research makes all the difference (access required)

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I’ve had the pleasure of working with some outstanding entrepreneurs who have established very successful and unique ventures. Today, we showcase Jorge Restrepo, CEO and chief analyst of EurekaFacts, a Rockville firm that performs market research, data collection and analysis. ...

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Missed these important HR updates? I’ve got your back (access required)

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Back in the day (my children cringe when I start a sentence with that), things slowed down in the summer. Somewhere around mid- to late June, the pace at work was more relaxed, there weren’t as many places to go ...

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Don’t commit ‘textual harassment’ (access required)

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In what appears to be a first-of-its kind decision, the National Labor Relations Board recently determined that an employer committed an unfair labor practice when one of its managers asked an employee a pointed question via text message about whether ...

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A haven for out-of-the-classroom learners

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An unusual pair of entrepreneurs in Garden City will be taking their vegetable oil-powered pickup to the Bonneville Salt Flats in August to see if they can repeat their 2011 feat of breaking a record for speed. Six years ago, ...

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Know which construction documents to keep and which to toss (access required)

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The promise of the “paperless office” is a bust. In reality, the ease by which documents are created has caused files to explode in volume, both in paper and in electronic format. And since those documents are easily disseminated, multiple ...

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