Commentaries

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Advice to Colorado: Build on strengths

In their book on American corporations, In Search of Excellence, Tom Peters and Bob Waterman found that successful corporations are those that stick to their knitting, build on their strengths, add value to existing activities. They also found that corporations get in trouble when they get into new lines of business far removed from their experience,…

A note of thanks to the “greatest”

Original publication date: May 29th, 1999 A few days ago I received an e-mail from a friend, an attorney who reads a lot and is thoughtful about what he reads. He had a good idea for Memorial Day. “Like many other Americans,” he began, “I have been reading Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation. As you…

Doubters replace dreamers, doers

We celebrated Presidents Day on Monday. It’s no longer George Washington and Abe Lincoln, men of vision, courage and achievement — heroes, to use a term that is now out of favor. Presidents Day just blends them all together — Harry Truman with John Tyler and Thomas Jefferson with Chester Arthur. It’s better that way.…