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GUY: Don’t purge good volunteers

July 27, 2013
Not-for-profit staffs and boards occasionally stub their toes by “firing” or replacing longtime volunteers.
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GUY: How to revive dying service clubs

December 29, 2012
Despite evidence that change is necessary, some businesses, not-for-profits and associations cannot do it. An example is service clubs. The Indianapolis Jaycees, having had more than 400 members in 1976, appears to have canceled its telephone number. Zionsville Kiwanis ceased business in September.
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GUY: Let's stop bashing government

September 8, 2012
In the following words, a friend implies that I love government: “I feel you believe in much more reliance on government, and I prefer free markets.” My reaction: Not really!
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GUY: Irrationality, fear are on the march

July 7, 2012
Increasing fear comes from nowhere. The American crime rate has not risen for decades, and the homicide rate has fallen.
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GUY: I'm pretty good, sure, but outstanding?

January 21, 2012
In Indianapolis, 65 of us are “outstanding,” meaning measurably better than all the rest. Hard to imagine.
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GUY: Who can blame harassed teachers for losing heart?

September 3, 2011
An Indianapolis Public Schools teacher was overheard saying, “Why should I improve myself through advanced professional training when the state and its providers will fire me next year?”
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GUY: I have no predictions about the future

June 18, 2011
Those who try to predict the future do not tell us their track records, but they do ask us to buy their books.
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GUY: Where are the progressives?

April 9, 2011
Today, a political leader who proposes a higher appropriation to clean streets would be criticized. If he proposed going to the moon, he would be impeached.
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GUY: Let's motivate - not threaten - teachers

January 15, 2011
Evaluating teachers cannot improve results. Human nature does not allow it.
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GUY: Do meter-contract critics have a plan?

October 16, 2010
If clear certainty were a business criterion, nothing ever would happen.
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GUY: Do you want to travel or truly vacate?

March 20, 2010
How does a busy person vacate, as in the dictionary reference, “to vacate one’s mind of worries?” One answer is to take a vacation, but an important choice remains: place or event?
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GUY: Ethical collapses offer many lessons

December 12, 2009
“The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse,” by Marianne M. Jennings, caused me to wonder whether investors could have avoided various corporate disasters in Indiana.
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VIEWPOINT: Discuss CEO pay in the open

July 6, 2009
While transparency is a stated goal of many corporations, deliberations regarding distribution of shareholder property to executives are not subject to light of day or to review. Instead, decision-making is camouflaged by thousands of words that appear substantial but disclose little.
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GUY: What price company leadership?

June 29, 2009
The folks who control executive compensation are often executives themselves. Boards must realize that their self-dealing, self-benefiting ways are grossly out of line with the true value of one's contribution to a business and society.
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VIEWPOINT: CEOs, do you deserve your salaries?

June 22, 2009
An exaggerated share of the nation's wealth is paid to CEOs of public companies, their minions and directors, through agreements made inside boardrooms, by highly compensated individuals who commit shareholders' money and are not subject to effective oversight.
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Are we victims of 'group think'?

February 16, 2009
"Group think," a powerful and controlling force, was present as the Capital Improvement Board built Lucas Oil Stadium and Eli Lilly and Co. developed and marketed Zyprexa.
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Basic investments are best for Indiana pension funds

January 5, 2009
IBJ reported in November that the Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund will allocate 15 percent to 30 percent of its investments in "alternatives." Unfortunately, the term means nothing to those of us outside PERF and probably confuses PERF itself.
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  1. Of what value is selling alcoholic beverages to State Fair patrons when there are many families with children attending. Is this the message we want to give children attending and participating in the Fair, another venue with alooholic consumption onsite. Is this to promote beer and wine production in the state which are great for the breweries and wineries, but where does this end up 10-15 years from now, lots more drinkers for the alcoholic contents. If these drinks are so important, why not remove the alcohol content and the flavor and drink itself similar to soft drinks would be the novelty, not the alcoholic content and its affects on the drinker. There is no social or material benefit from drinking alcoholic beverages, mostly people want to get slightly or highly drunk.

  2. I did;nt know anyone in Indiana could count- WHY did they NOT SAY just HOW this would be enforced? Because it WON;T! NOW- with that said- BIG BROTHER is ALIVE in this Article-why take any comment if it won't appease YOU PEOPLE- that's NOT American- with EVERYTHING you indicated is NOT said-I can see WHY it say's o Comments- YOU are COMMIES- BIG BROTHER and most likely- voted for Obama!

  3. In Europe there are schools for hairdressing but you don't get a license afterwards but you are required to assist in turkey and Italy its 7 years in japan it's 10 years England 2 so these people who assist know how to do hair their not just anybody and if your an owner and you hire someone with no experience then ur an idiot I've known stylist from different countries with no license but they are professional clean and safe they have no license but they have experience a license doesn't mean anything look at all the bad hairdressers in the world that have fried peoples hair okay but they have a license doesn't make them a professional at their job I think they should get rid of it because stateboard robs stylist and owners and they fine you for the dumbest f***ing things oh ur license isn't displayed 100$ oh ur wearing open toe shoes fine, oh there's ONE HAIR IN UR BRUSH that's a fine it's like really? So I think they need to go or ease up on their regulations because their too strict

  4. Exciting times in Carmel.

  5. Twenty years ago when we moved to Indy I was a stay at home mom and knew not very many people.WIBC was my family and friends for the most part. It was informative, civil, and humerous with Dave the KING. Terri, Jeff, Stever, Big Joe, Matt, Pat and Crumie. I loved them all, and they seemed to love each other. I didn't mind Greg Garrison, but I was not a Rush fan. NOW I can't stand Chicks and all their giggly opinions. Tony Katz is to abrasive that early in the morning(or really any time). I will tune in on Saturday morning for the usual fun and priceless information from Pat and Crumie, mornings it will be 90.1

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