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Guiding the Way

Board of Directors Key to Business Success
The economic meltdown of the past three years has proven that what the world of business needs more than ever is corporate guidance. More accurately, corporate governance. When a recent survey by nationally known pollster Zogby Interactive revea...
January 19, 2012

Get Back on the Rock

What will make you a better leader?
Years ago, Tom Lund was leading a team at a Fortune 200 company, and feeling particularly bogged down—“like my head was in a vice,” Lund says, “or, that I was in a submarine that was down too far under the water.” Lund, who is now the director ...
January 19, 2012

Health Care Heroes

The job must often seem thankless—the grueling hours, the regulatory hoops and insurance headaches, the suffering and loss—but in these pages we pay homage to those who have committed their lives to making health care better. Join us as we give ...
January 19, 2012

Pest Control

Avoid Cybersquatters and Brand Parasites
Panavision, a movie equipment company, tried to register “Panavision” as its Internet domain name. It failed. An entrepreneurial fellow named Toeppen was using the domain “panavison.com” to display photographs of Pana, Illinois. When asked to ceas...
January 19, 2012

A Healthy Competition

Put Your Company’s Weight Behind a Worthy Cause
It’s a case of bad news, good news. The bad news is that obesity continues to be a growing concern, not just in Utah, but globally. The good news is that many organizations are taking a stance against the epidemic by sponsoring corporate health an...
January 19, 2012

Kent Thomas

Growing up, Kent Thomas could go to bed whenever he pleased. Some people might find these parenting skills appalling, but for Thomas’ father, it was simply a matter of consequences. No matter what time young Kent arrived home, he still needed to g...
January 19, 2012

Out for a Spin

The Latest Promising Spin-offs from Utah’s Research Universities
When the University of Utah ranked No. 1 in the country for spinning out innovative companies (that’s right, No. 1, beating renowned research universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), many were surprised. The U’s accomplis...
January 19, 2012

Real Estate Update

Is the worst in the housing market over?
After being flat-lined for the last two years, the real estate market in Utah is slowly showing signs of life. A resuscitation of housing sales during the first quarter of 2010 might finally indicate a recovery—albeit a minor recovery—for the real...
January 19, 2012

Top Public Companies

A Spotlight of Five Top Public Companies
Utah’s public companies demonstrate versatility and resilience during times of economic uncertainty. For some companies, net incomes, losses and revenues have changed significantly over the past year, yet each company shares one common attribute: ...
January 19, 2012

Make it Personal

Tips to Entertaining the Out-of-state client
With dozens of communication methods at your fingertips—from e-mail to teleconferencing to Web chats—it's easier than ever to stay connected with clients, wherever they may be located. With the convenience, however, comes to the temptation to forg...
January 19, 2012

Up in Smoke

What rights do shareholders have when a company crashes?
On April 20, 2010, an explosion on a BP offshore drilling rig created a massive oil leak into the Gulf of Mexico. Just 17 days later, on May 7, 2010, a BP shareholder sued members of the BP board of directors, claiming that the board’s pursuit of ...
January 19, 2012

A Little Planning

Avoid Common Estate Planning Traps and Protect Your Heirs
Do estate planning recommendations change in tough economic times? Yes, the focus certainly changes, especially if you or your heirs are facing mounting debt, potential creditor’s claims or bankruptcy. Here’s a review of some common and costly est...
January 19, 2012

Alicia Ridley

Fluent in the Language of Business
At first glance, it might seem like ballet and hip-hop have nothing to do with business. Alicia Ridley would beg to differ. “I was always the leader of the team,” says Ridley of the time in her youth when she was involved in dance. “There I pick...
January 19, 2012

An Employer’s Market

Why Now is the Time to Hire
Similar to a buyer’s market, where more people want to sell than want to buy, today’s job market is an employer’s market—there are more people looking for work than there are jobs available. Though not a good situation for Utah—the state’s unemplo...
January 19, 2012

Enjoy the View

Experience Creative Works in the Midst of Utah’s Natural Beauty
White snow, purple mountains, green trees, blue lakes, red rock and golden sunshine—Utah’s landscape is a colorful piece of art that attracts thousands of visitors each year from all over the world. But Utah is also home to many artists; in Moab, ...
January 19, 2012

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