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Too sexy for the job?

Is it OK to fire an employee considered too sexy? In a recent case decided by the Iowa Supreme Court, the judges held that such an action is acceptable under the law. But don’t start jumping to conclusions about potential ...

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Work smarter, not longer

In our business culture, working long and hard is often perceived as a sign of one’s drive for success. It’s described in business magazine profiles, overheard in airplane conversations and glorified in movies, including “The Man in the Gray Flannel ...

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An agricultural policy issue that matters to Idaho banks

The Idaho Supreme Court will soon consider a case involving an issue that may have significant consequences for the agricultural industry. The purpose of this article is to consider the public policy implications that are at the heart of the ...

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Getting to the heart of long-term investment returns

John Bogle, the founder and former CEO of Vanguard, uses just three charts to illuminate 100 years of market history and demonstrate some fundamental truths about investment returns. He manages to separate what matters from what doesn’t in the long ...

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Social media ‘score cards’ are improving

One of the great things about Idaho, in general, and Boise, in particular, is how easy it is to find someone who is connected to someone you’d like to know. This makes networking relatively easy, compared to what it’s like ...

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Collaboration saves time and money

Economic growth doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Support in the critical areas of health, education and financial independence serves as a springboard to success, not only for individuals, but throughout our valley’s economic landscape as well. Businesses are uniting with ...

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Breaking up is hard to do

I recently read an article that a friend posted on Facebook titled, Your Brain on Divorce. The article was written by divorce attorney and mediator Michelle Crosby for The Huffington Post. As I read the article, I couldn’t help but ...

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