CLEVELAND, Ohio — The tiny room had glass walls, a video screen and a headset. A stranger, standing nearby, nodded toward the open door and said simply, “You have to go inside.” Already, the previous hour had been no less than incredible. And now, in that little cubicle, I was...
Ownership Thinking describes exactly what is trying to be achieved: to create cultures of employees who think and act like owners, with the purpose of creating wealth. Creating wealth creates opportunity. Without wealth, there is no opportunity. At the same time, create a great place to work. As a business owner or leader, you’ve probably […]
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At a special media briefing this morning, Mayor Steve Bach praised council’s decision to restore funding to the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Regional Business Alliance and the Police Department–but expressed dissatisfaction over Council’s apparent decision to fund park watering costs by taking $1.1 million from the city’s emergency reserve fund, and firmly rejected Council’s […]
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Ours is a nation whose prosperity has many foundations. We’re a capitalist democracy with universal, free public primary and secondary education. We have the best system of higher education in the world. We enjoy freedoms that most countries do not — of the press, of assembly, of worship, of speech and of association.
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The issue:  More than ever, journalism is about engaging with sources and readers on many different platforms. What we think:  Providing a range of membership choices for our business readers makes sense — and gives them additional value for their money. At the Colorado Springs Business Journal, we want to create lasting, meaningful...
More and more, I am thinking about re-opening the Pueblo Business Journal and moving to Pueblo. They understand economic development. Pueblo has decided that they have enough call centers, and that they won't accept any more of this type of business, according to one business leader from Pueblo. On Wednesday,...
Imagine that you are driving from Denver to Colorado Springs. It’s 3 p.m. on a weekday and somehow you dodged rush hour in Denver. You are smooth sailing down Interstate 25, with a podcast on the stereo and beginning to think about the evening ahead of you. You have just...
The Colorado economy continues to impress, with the largest gain in new jobs since 2000. The state has rebounded in a big way from the economic pain of 2001 to 2003. Colorado Springs has also registered solid employment gains, a performance that should continue through 2006. The Colorado economy added...
And I suppose, in the interest of full disclosure, I need to admit that I’m guilty of sporting a bit of body art. I did, however, listen to the advice of Bob Higby (my college economics professor), and chose a location for the tattoo which would still allow me to wear a polo shirt at a company function without displaying my fraternity crest.
I am a Professional Engineer in this community and I have investigated the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) that will be on the ballot in November. I believe that your readers should know that for lack of funds our transportation infrastructure is crumbling and the PPRTA intends...
I’m a proud liquor license holder who enjoys all the benefits and duties associated with the license. I don’t have a grudge or an axe to grind. On the contrary, I find the local authorities to be appropriately concerned and vigilant about what matters most: upholding the letter of...
The Colorado Economic Futures Panel has released its final report, and if even half of the proposals included in “Principles for Progress: Shaping the Economic Future of Colorado” are implemented, life as we know it in Colorado is going to change in major ways. The report is 23 pages long and there’s no way I can do it justice in a single column, so if you want to read it in its entirety, visit www.du.edu/economicpanel/report/index.html.