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What to look for in 2013

At Gallatin Public Affairs, we work at the intersection of business, government, and the media. So as we consider what to expect during 2013, our thoughts naturally turn to the political realm. In Washington, we expect to see Congress finally ...

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2013 will see continued growth in some areas of the real estate market

We have come a long way from the dark days of 2009 and 2010 when office and industrial multi-tenant vacancy exceeded 21 percent and unanchored retail vacancy exceeded 25 percent. For eight consecutive quarters, office, industrial and retail vacancy have ...

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The skinny on iPad mini for attorneys

Lawyers reviewing the latest gadget released by Apple – the junior-sized iPad mini – are focusing on its size, shape, weight and usability, elements of what tech-geeks call its “form factor.” The device boasts the same technology and uses as ...

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The new normal for air travel

When you’re sitting in an airport for five hours waiting for a connecting flight, it’s easy to think Boise’s commercial air service needs to be improved, and quickly. With few direct flights out of Boise to points east, long hauls to ...

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Balance in the boardroom

We all know women have come a long way in the last few decades. But that wouldn’t be immediately obvious from a look at the corporate boardrooms in Idaho and around the United States. Women own a third of the ...

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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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How’s the view from your fiscal cliff?

’Tis the season to wrap up loose ends for 2012 and take stock of the financial health of your business. Are there any looming “fiscal cliffs” in your business’s near future? Here’s a checklist for taking inventory: 1. Do you ...

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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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A fiscal cliffhanger at Bogus Basin ski area

Bogus Basin is one of the most underrated ski areas in North America. First of all there are the prices. While season passes at other places are edging dangerously close to $2,000, at Bogus this year they were a mere ...

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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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