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MAURER: Upon reflection, some personal adviceRestricted Content

July 5, 2014
Mickey Maurer
There are certain things you should do before it's too late.
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MORRIS: Are you ready for second half of 2014?Restricted Content

June 28, 2014
Greg Morris
Every organization needs a game plan. Do you have a strategy for the balance of the year?
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MAURER: Rep. Young's social impact bond idea is a winnerRestricted Content

June 21, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Invite the business community to efficiently solve some of society's most pressing problems.
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MORRIS: If only I were a member of the clubRestricted Content

June 14, 2014
Greg Morris
The Columbia Club has many attributes, but it's outdated membership policy isn't one of them.
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MAURER: Endocyte: What happens now?Restricted Content

June 7, 2014
Mickey Maurer
The company, once heralded for a promising cancer treatment, is down but not out.
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MORRIS: Let’s ‘show up and perform’ for vets

May 30, 2014
Greg Morris
A Hoosier veteran says the state could do a better job of honoring those who have served.
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Maurer puzzle answersRestricted Content

May 24, 2014
Mickey MaurerMore

MAURER: Shortz' Living Legend status isn't puzzlingRestricted Content

May 24, 2014
Mickey Maurer
The hard-to-please New York Times puzzle editor has earned this high Hoosier honor.
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MORRIS: Financial success is a bad thing?

May 17, 2014
Greg Morris
Income inequality isn't a non-issue, but the rhetoric surrounding it discourages meaningful discourse.
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Senators to sausage—Mickey's Camp has it allRestricted Content

May 10, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Spaces fill up fast in the annual men's and women's camps that send money to favorite charities.
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MORRIS: Your vote counts this primary seasonRestricted Content

May 3, 2014
Not sure about races and who's running? Here's where you can find what you need to know.
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MAURER: Good science—and some creativity—keep Lilly on its gameRestricted Content

April 26, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Things look bright for the city's pharma giant even if it doesn't borrow marketing slogans.
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MORRIS: May is mix of new fun, good memoriesRestricted Content

April 19, 2014
Greg Morris
This year's lead-up to the Indy 500 recalls a time when 16th and Georgetown was the only place to be.
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MAURER: Does She Love Me?Restricted Content

April 12, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Work this week's crossword puzzle for a reassuring answer.
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MORRIS: Welcome to a clean and walkable cityRestricted Content

April 3, 2014
Greg Morris
I love this time of year, when downtown streets get busy and crowded with happy visitors enjoying themselves. And, of course, they’re happy when they spend money—which is good for business! It’s great for the city and a welcome relief for local businesses looking to make the cash register ring after struggling through a brutal winter
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MAURER: A teaching program that worksRestricted Content

March 29, 2014
Mickey Maurer
The benefits of Teach for America show through at Kipp Indy.
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MORRIS: Jim Irsay deserves our supportRestricted Content

March 22, 2014
Greg Morris
I don’t know Jim Irsay personally, but I feel like I know him. I’d like to know him better. I’ve been thinking a lot about Jim and his situation the last few days. I keep wondering if there’s something I can do to help, and for now this column is my best effort in that regard.
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MAURER: Turning Hoosiers into leadersRestricted Content

March 15, 2014
Tobias Center's Hoosier Fellows experiential leadership program offers unmatched opportunities.
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MORRIS: Government overreach at all-time highRestricted Content

March 8, 2014
Greg Morris
You'll see the intrusions clearly in the kind of car you drive and how much you pay for power.
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MAURER: Corporate muscle lifts IndianaRestricted Content

March 1, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Companies are part of broad coalitions that have saved us from wrong-headed legislation.
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MORRIS: Time to shake off winter doldrumsRestricted Content

February 22, 2014
Greg Morris
This brutal season has affected everything from school schedules to retail spending.
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MAURER: Hoosier bigotry has real-life consequences

February 15, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Let's elect legislators who recognize the damage that can be done by measures like HJR-3.
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MORRIS: Strong work ethic is key to finding a jobRestricted Content

February 8, 2014
Greg Morris
You can usually tell from a candidate's past how dedicated they'll be as an employee.
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MAURER: Anti-Semitism far from extinctRestricted Content

February 1, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Plenty of examples, both at home and abroad, show the world is still an unfriendly place.
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MORRIS: Public notice belongs in newspapersRestricted Content

January 25, 2014
Greg Morris
We shouldn't cut corners in publishing the information you need about the activities of government.
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  1. With Pence running the ship good luck with a new government building on the site. He does everything on the cheap except unnecessary roads line a new beltway( like we need that). Things like state of the art office buildings and light rail will never be seen as an asset to these types. They don't get that these are the things that help a city prosper.

  2. Does the $100,000,000,000 include salaries for members of Congress?

  3. "But that doesn't change how the piece plays to most of the people who will see it." If it stands out so little during the day as you seem to suggest maybe most of the people who actually see it will be those present when it is dark enough to experience its full effects.

  4. That's the mentality of most retail marketers. In this case Leo was asked to build the brand. HHG then had a bad sales quarter and rather than stay the course, now want to go back to the schlock that Zimmerman provides (at a considerable cut in price.) And while HHG salesmen are, by far, the pushiest salesmen I have ever experienced, I believe they are NOT paid on commission. But that doesn't mean they aren't trained to be aggressive.

  5. The reason HHG's sales team hits you from the moment you walk through the door is the same reason car salesmen do the same thing: Commission. HHG's folks are paid by commission they and need to hit sales targets or get cut, while BB does not. The sales figures are aggressive, so turnover rate is high. Electronics are the largest commission earners along with non-needed warranties, service plans etc, known in the industry as 'cheese'. The wholesale base price is listed on the cryptic price tag in the string of numbers near the bar code. Know how to decipher it and you get things at cost, with little to no commission to the sales persons. Whether or not this is fair, is more of a moral question than a financial one.

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