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Widening the path to retirement with employee ownership (access required)

By nearly every metric, the retirement outlook in America is growing dire. In fact, the ability to retire with any financial security is no longer a “given” for many workers approaching their golden years: the days of the traditional pension are gone, ...

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Autonomous long-haul trucking is barreling toward us (access required)

While most public attention is focused upon self-driving cars, use of autonomous technologies for interstate trucking seems poised to play a bigger and more immediate role in reordering the nation’s roadways. With long-haul trucking delivering nearly 70 percent of goods ...

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How blockchain can strengthen your cybersecurity (access required)

Blockchain is an emerging technology that can help ensure the integrity of data, save money, and enhance cybersecurity. Blockchains may be public or private. For most companies, private chains are more relevant. Blockchain is technical and complicated. We have simplified ...

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A lesson on architecture from Motown

While Detroit probably is not the first city that comes to mind when we think of great urban centers, there is one important lesson we can learn from The Motor City.  A building’s architecture, whether it’s good or bad, remains ...

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Government signals sea change on healthcare false claims (access required)

The U.S. Department of Justice announced a major change in its policy regarding qui tam litigation in October 2017. Moving forward, DOJ will now file a motion to dismiss when it decides a qui tam case is without merit rather ...

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Make the most of your business coaching (access required)

Business coaching is now a $10 billion industry, and that figure is growing in Idaho and beyond. In the spirit of International Coaching Week May 7-13, I’m offering five tips for business leaders considering coaching to make the most of ...

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Former chief of the banana-pickers goes big

The former Montana Idaho CDC has come a long way since it started as a women’s entrepreneurial development nonprofit in Missoula, Montana in 1986. Conceived with a $50,000 grant from Ms. Magazine, the lender described as a community development corporation ...

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You’re not a pot roast (access required)

An old story often used in psychology lectures to illustrate the power of habits goes something like this: One evening a young mother and her daughter are making a pot roast dinner. After they season the meat, the mother cuts ...

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President offered amnesty and path forward with DACA

A recent opinion piece appeared in the Idaho Business Review where the author made many claims regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (commonly known as DACA), immigration, and naturally, President Trump. The piece was written by Detroit-based immigration attorney Henry ...

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Sharing, mining patient data in digital health and telemedicine (access required)

The use of new technologies such as digital health applications, telemedicine and information exchanges can provide game-changing benefits for providers and patients alike. But with increased sharing comes increased risks to both the security and the privacy of patient information. ...

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