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MAURER: Low barriers to entry breed business competitionRestricted Content

July 24, 2010
Mickey Maurer
Based primarily upon hard lessons learned, I developed “The Ten Essential Principles of Entrepreneurship that You Didn’t Learn in School”—at least I didn’t learn them in school. This is Lesson 2.
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SKARBECK: Financial overhaul law leaves much uncertaintyRestricted Content

July 24, 2010
Ken Skarbeck
The public, to no surprise, is skeptical that the new regulations will succeed. A Bloomberg poll shows nearly four out of five Americans have little confidence the measures will prevent a crisis.
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MORRIS: It's crunch time with five months left in 2010

July 17, 2010
Greg Morris
There is still a lot of ground to cover before the sun sets on the year. But the time will go by quickly.
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MARCUS: Indiana jobs situation is improving

July 17, 2010
Morton Marcus
The bleeding seems to have stopped where job loss is concerned, but it's not time to pat ourselves on the back.
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MAURER: First, choose the right peopleRestricted Content

July 10, 2010
Mickey Maurer
Never in a single business class was I informed of the most important factor in making a sound business investment decision — people.
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MARCUS: Kokomo works to advance economy

July 10, 2010
Morton Marcus
What do you do when you have little discretionary money and enormous challenges? You might follow the example being set by Mayor Greg Goodnight in Kokomo.
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CHEN: Indiana needs to become Asia-savvy

July 10, 2010
Our state needs to learn how to effectively engage with the emerging economies of the 21st century in order to be successful.
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MORRIS: First Amendment protects five freedoms

July 3, 2010
Greg Morris
The First Amendment is the cornerstone of democracy and truly guarantees freedom for all.
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MAURER: Exercise your creative muscleRestricted Content

June 26, 2010
Mickey Maurer
Creativity, like muscle tone, must be exercised if one is to increase it. We need to seize opportunities to think creatively. Challenging riddles like the one above interrupt the normal routine and rev up our brains.
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MORRIS: Confessions of a symphony newbie

June 19, 2010
Greg Morris
As a first-year subscriber to an Indianapolis Symphony series, I’ve been transformed. I’m now a raving fan.
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MAURER: Take a chance on Brightpoint sharesRestricted Content

June 12, 2010
Mickey Maurer
Here’s the new plan: Purchase the stock at $7.25 to $7.50 a share, and hope to realize a 15-percent to 20-percent gain in the short term.
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MORRIS: An introduction and invitation from the publisher

June 5, 2010
Greg Morris
I am grateful and humbled for the opportunity to serve as the sixth publisher in IBJ’s history, succeeding Chris Katterjohn, who was publisher the past 20 years.
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MAURER: Early education leads to successRestricted Content

May 29, 2010
Mickey Maurer
Not only is early childhood education essential to supplement and often reverse the effects of a deficient home environment, but a rich preschool home environment is also an important indicator of high achievement.
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KING: News in the age of instant feedback

May 22, 2010
Mason King
Most IBJ editors and bloggers now can access readership stats for every bit of news content on our website. We know how many times each story, blog and video has been viewed and for how long, for any month, week or day.
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MAURER: Pack your bags ... it's time for campRestricted Content

May 15, 2010
Mickey Maurer
Mickey's Camp presents a chance to learn new skills or polish old ones, including backgammon, canoeing, badminton, darts, bass fishing, fly fishing, golf, self-defense, magic, jewelry making, knitting, arts and crafts, and CPR.
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HARTON: The IBJ's 30-year story, retold

May 8, 2010
Tom Harton
The tale shows how a germ of an idea can turn into something special and how people in business can reach across generations—even when they think their biggest contributions are behind them—to pull others along.
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MAURER: Another look at the glass ceilingRestricted Content

May 1, 2010
Mickey Maurer
My longtime assistant, Marla Smith, had a sign on her desk that read, “The best man for the job is often a woman.” I have grown to appreciate and believe in that advice.
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HARTON: Our environment provides another path to better health

April 24, 2010
Tom Harton
One recent study showed that medical costs fall more than $3 for every $1 spent on wellness programs. But something doesn’t add up.
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MAURER: Local diva enlightens operaRestricted Content

April 17, 2010
Mickey Maurer
Angela Brown has a voice that reaches extraordinary heights from roots that are set deep in Hoosier soil. She is a diva with a heart as big and as soft as her magnificent voice.
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HARTON: Escape your 'information cocoon'

April 10, 2010
Tom Harton
The information age is almost always spoken of in glowing terms. Information is empowering, so we’re told, even if it comes from a cave in the Middle East or a basement down the block or a corporate media machine that needs something—anything—to fill the gaps between the advertising on a 24-hour news channel.
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MAURER: GOP missing golden opportunity for Bayh replacementRestricted Content

April 3, 2010
Mickey Maurer
Memo to the state Republican Party: Show me the candidate. We have a right to expect much from the party that gave us Sen. Richard Lugar.
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VIEWPOINT: Much has changed for Butler since 1980

April 2, 2010
David B. Morton
Mediocrity in the athletic department was tolerated by the administration, winning wasn’t a priority and Tony Hinkle’s five principles—humility, passion, unity, servanthood and thankfulness—had not been adopted as “The Butler Way.”
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DAVIS: Finding (and keeping) clarity through cancer

March 27, 2010
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Almost eight months ago, I used this space to share the new perspective on life I discovered as a side effect of my battle with cancer. A lot has happened since then, and I’m still marveling at the difference—even as I struggle to hold onto it.
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MAURER: Doctor turned author is worth a readRestricted Content

March 20, 2010
Mickey Maurer
Dr. Douglas P. Zipes, retired director of the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University School of Medicine, has devoted his last couple of years to scaring us half to death with his new novel, “The Black Widows.”
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PARENT: Take your brain out for a walkRestricted Content

March 13, 2010
Tawn Parent
Urban life has serious costs; it actually impairs our ability to think.
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