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The complexity of tolerance in the workplace (access required)

Recently I was confronted with the duality of tolerance; and I’ve recognized that both interpretations can be equally powerful in fostering a culture of accountability, camaraderie and respect. Interpretation no. 1: To allow or permit; to refrain from interfering with or ...

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No pressure, but this early-morning decision affects thousands

For the top brass at the Boise School District, making a decision that will affect many thousands of people comes down to getting up in the middle of the night to drive around town. That’s what Superintendent Don Coberly, Deputy ...

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Confessions of a pro bono failure (access required)

A lawyer should aspire to render at least 50 hours of pro bono public legal services per year, say the Minnesota’s Rules of Professional Conduct. Since graduating from law school in 2008, I have failed miserably at meeting this aspiration. ...

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This could be the year you decide to run for office

As the 2017 session of the Idaho Legislature gets underway, there’s a small difference evident in the makeup of the legislative body. The proportion of women lawmakers has risen slightly from last year, from 27 percent to 30 percent. The ...

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‘Mobile First’ is the surest way to market to millennials (access required)

Millennials are the first generation of mobile users and have officially surpassed baby boomers as the nation’s largest living generation. According to MobCo Media, 1 in 5 millennials are, in fact, mobile-only users. “In the U.S., 83 percent of millennials ...

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Employers have had a roller coaster of a year (access required)

You’ve survived 2016 – barely – and entered the new year. The past one was no doubt a roller-coaster year for employers, filled with tremendous ups and downs. Now that the year is in our rearview mirror, it’s time to ...

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Top trends in accounting for 2017 (access required)

Our firm, Postlethwaite & Netterville, is heavily involved in the accounting profession, with team members serving at the local, state, and national level. Our professionals have chaired technical issues committees and state and local committees, and served on national standards ...

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Law schools, lawyers, and dead philosophers (access required)

Many law schools have let their students down over the past decade. To begin with, students have been graduating with staggering debt loads. Even perennial fourth-tier schools often leave their graduates more than $150,000 in the red. Then, contrary to ...

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‘To cloud’ or ‘not to cloud’ ….. that is the question. (access required)

We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past, and we must respect the past, knowing that once it was all that was humanly possible. — George Santayana There was a time when the only option ...

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Stepping backwards in healthcare would be costly to Idaho businesses

Passed in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ACA, had a major impact on Idaho’s businesses, including Idaho’s health care and health insurance industries. The primary focus of the ACA was to reduce the number of people ...

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