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In my initial meetings with nearly 200 entrepreneurs in Grand County I use a unique way to express the basic concepts of business management.I call it the Trinity of Management. This trinity, as it were, is a phrase coined and trademarked by Ernesto Sirolli, founder of the Sirolli Institute, where I was trained.The Trinity of Management is a simplified concept of basic business management that makes it relatively easy to get across the basics of business. It creates a framework in which we can start the work of building a solid new business or expanding an existing business.There are many …
As you might have noticed from previous columns, there is a consistency to the belief that an organization’s success is tied to finding and keeping good employees. But what do you do when you find yourself in an environment where the demand for employees greatly exceeds the supply and the limited supply is, in fact, going to other places? This is happening all across Grand County.While the causes of this situation are certainly numerous and subject to much discussion, there are a few facts which merit examination. First, of course, are the generational tendencies of many of the typical entry …
Every rational person deplores any kind of violence inflicted on the innocent by any means be it by: knife, machete, sword, axe, a blunt-force weapon, or by firearms. Moreover, it is safe to assume that the rational among us would like for dangerous instrumentalities to be kept away from those who would do us harm.Ah, there’s the rub. How do we keep these lethal objects out of the hands of scofflaw criminals and the mentally unbalanced and, at the same time, leave them in the hands of rational and law-abiding citizens?Hitler, Stalin and Mao Zedong understood that no amount of …
My wife hangs on to weird stuff and keeps it in odd places.Every once in a while I’ll look in a nook or cranny around the house and find things I’ve never seen before despite living under this same roof for decades. The other day for instance, I was groveling around in the slanted cubbyhole under the stairs where I found a significant pile of old magazines. They were wrapped in twine and labelled in my wife’s handwriting with a note that simply said, “keep”. The edges of the note were curled with age, looking like the pile had been …
The characters in Lauren Holmes' debut story collection are more than words on a page, says reviewer Michael Schaub. They're fully, exasperatingly real, portrayed with charm but without pretension.
The author, most recently, of “Lovers on All Saints’ Day” says the toughest thing about translating is being unfaithful to the original: “Doing a little violence to a sentence you love is hard, and many sleepless nights can be caused by it.”
Mary Kubica's new thriller follows a woman who takes in a runaway and her baby daughter. Reviewer Bethanne Patrick says it's a perfect setup — but the twists you expect aren't the ones that arrive.
A mini-firestorm between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush about job creation and part time workers got me digging into the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) site to find just how many part-time workers wanted to work full time. What I found was the number of part-time workers in June seeking full-time jobs (2 million) is not a high percentage of either part-timers or of the total 149 million labor force. While important to each individual affected, only 10 percent of all part-timers were actually seeking full-time employment. About 78 percent of part-timers were part-timers by choice and the rest …
Agloe, N.Y., is not a town in any real sense. Instead, it's among a number of fakes that mapmakers planted to foil plagiarists. It inspired John Green to write his book (and now movie) Paper Towns.
Grand County Search and Rescue has completed its second high altitude rescue in three weeks.Grand County Search and Rescue was paged at 4:54 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, for a 20-year-old male, at Bowen Lake with probable altitude sickness at the 11,400-foot high lake. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office was alerted through a Delorme “In Reach” two way satellite paging\texting device. This device is different than the PLB (personal locator beacon) used during last week’s mission in the Meadow Creek area. The Delorme device gives an exact GPS location and allows for two way communication through a third party rescue center.The …
Every year hundreds of thousands of people from across the state and throughout the world take the long, often tedious and sometimes dangerous roads into the high country to reach Grand County. They come for the scenery, for the atmosphere and to get away. Many will come to hurtle down our mountain slopes at incredible speeds. More than a few of these people will spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars for a few days in the high country, living a life they can only dream of on vacation. For a few lucky souls though that dream is something of …
YMCA of the Rockies and Adam’s Camp are moving forward with the construction of a new 6,500 square-foot facility at Snow Mountain Ranch.The two organizations will split the cost of the new $2.8 million building, which will include a space for conducting intensive developmental therapies and a commercial kitchen to accommodate the approximately 1,000 Adam’s Camp participants that travel to Snow Mountain Ranch each summer, said Sarah Hartway with Adam’s Camp. Adam’s Camp is an adventure camp that provides intensive, multi-disciplinary therapy to children with developmental disabilities.The organization brings campers to Snow Mountain Ranch for five weeks each summer, Hartway …
Grand Lake is a town where old western charm meets modern mountain appeal. That dichotomy, between old and new, traditional and modern, is both an asset to the community and a recurring source of friction, as multiple competing interests are often weighed at the municipal government level.This friction often takes shape in debates surrounding Grand Lake’s municipal codes; from property set backs to signage requirements the city government of Grand Lake regularly finds itself addressing issues arising from the struggle between the classical and the contemporary. At the Grand Lake Board of Trustees meeting Monday night July 27 the Town of Grand …
Thirteen novels are in the hunt for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s biggest literary award. The Booker is open to Americans for only the second year, and this year's list pits rookies against titans.
Cartoonist Ed Piskor has just put out the new book in his award-winning Hip Hop Family Tree series. It's an exhaustive, good-natured look at the birth of hip-hop that avoids the pitfall of voyeurism.
Not every submission to our big romance poll made it onto the list. Some books, while classics, have not aged well, some books were too new to judge, and some were lacking the crucial happy ending.
It's the NPR Books Summer of Love, so to celebrate, we asked our readers to nominate their favorite romances. And the results are in: 100 love stories to help every reader find a happy ever after.