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Enter the ‘B’ Corporation

Every holiday season people look outside of themselves and make efforts to benefit others. But can corporations, which typically focus on maximizing shareholder profits, do the same thing while still doing right by their investors? Enter the “B” Corporation. Unlike ...

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Lessons from Lincoln

First the obvious: Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln is a modern masterpiece and just maybe the best film about politics ever made. Daniel Day-Lewis once again establishes himself as film’s finest living actor. Before Day-Lewis’ Lincoln, every film version of the ...

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The value of a devil’s advocate

Most small business owners surround themselves with people they are comfortable with and who, most often, think the way they do. There are many advantages to this: ease of communication, speed of decision-making and reduced workplace tension. But there is ...

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Bring back Simpson and Bowles

The election is over. The result, which is “divided government,” is clear. But the “fiscal cliff” remains, and the projected drop to the bottom of the economic and political black hole beneath it looks more and more ominous. That is ...

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I’ve got Powerball fever; how about you?

Wow. I’m so excited. What if I really do win??? I don’t know about you, but I haven’t gotten a lot of work done today – too many visions of what-if-I-win-the-Powerball dancing in my head. And it’s not just me. Our ...

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Until death do us part …

Depending on your point of view, the phrase “until death do us part” can either sound hopelessly romantic or like another way to say “albatross around my neck” – and no, I am not speaking of a traditional marriage. In ...

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Don’t feed the seagulls

Have you been to the landfill lately? A recent trip confirmed that Idaho has an impressive population of seagulls, members of the Landfillasaurus family, thanks to an immense amount of gull food disguised as household and industrial waste. That trip ...

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HP Boise opens its doors to national media

Tech bloggers, product reviewers and journalists from around the nation typically converge on New York City or San Francisco when Hewlett-Packard invites them to preview a new line of printers.  On Nov. 13, HP rolled out the red carpet for ...

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The three taxes

There has been interest in the question of which states tax what, and whether Idaho should do away with the income tax and increase the sales tax to compensate. There are those that would argue for the reduction of all ...

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