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What to do when you retire

You’ve done everything right. You’ve adopted the concept of “perpetuity” so that the firm now thinks and plans for the long term. You’ve groomed a solid core of good leaders who are trusted, share common values, are committed to the ...

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Vote with your seat for air service (access required)

I’m flying to upstate New York for my college reunion next week, and I’m stockpiling work and reading matter on my Kindle. With stops in Minneapolis and Atlanta, it’s going to take me 13 hours to get there. But that’s ...

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When businesses are liable for employee conduct

Most business owners like the idea of being self-employed and, therefore, the “master of the universe.” But the downside of that dominion is that sometimes the business and/or its owner(s) may be liable in damages for its employees’ conduct even ...

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Criminal background checks just got a little harder

Many employers conduct criminal background checks for applicants or new hires in order to complete due diligence. In fact, the National Consumer Law Center reports that a whopping 93 percent of employers run criminal background checks on some job candidates, ...

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Defining Class A office space

Is it Class A office space or simply “new, classy and with lots of cool doodads”? If you have considered leasing office space in Boise anytime during the last 20 years you probably have heard the term Class A. But ...

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Natural gas vehicles face chicken-and-egg syndrome

While the push is under way in some states to provide roadside battery-charging for the thousands of electric cars on the highways, another alternative, the natural-gas-powered vehicle, mostly sits idle. Anyone who has watched television in the past decade knows ...

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Underground hot water is just the ticket for my Aussie visitors

I’ve always felt lucky to have many Australian relatives. Not only do I get to visit them, but I get to see them visiting Boise. Australia has a lot in common with Idaho, but you’d never know it if you ...

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A new outlook for lawyers

This week, as the newly moved-in staff at Concordia University School of Law showed visitors around their swanky downtown building, the New York Times was running another grim story about the job market for lawyers. The law school, Boise’s first, ...

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Don’t be afraid to see what you see

Whether it starts out fueled by need or by greed, embezzlers end up indulging in a lavish lifestyle. Easy money is just too tempting. Too many bright, hard working, trusted people have succumbed to the temptation of easy money made ...

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