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It’s OK to be great

Feb 7th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Recently I received an angry email from a millennial who reads my column. The reader had taken issue with some of my comments about millennials in the workplace. The closing statement, “There will always be the bad eggs of every generation that make us look bad. Please don’t judge us because we
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Dirty dishes, Pareto distribution and annual reviews

Jan 31st, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough The dishes in my sink have been there for at least three days.  I remember the first dish I put in.  In a hurry to get to work, I thought the extra step to the dishwasher would take too much time. One dish became three as my two boys had similar thoughts
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Jan 31st, 2017 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Celebrate Idaho State, a CommUniversity event, is set for Wednesday from 4-7 pm, in ISU Pond Student Union. The event features more than 50 interactive booths with family activities. This year’s events have a focus on the arts and are free and open to the public. Food, games and the opportunity to
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J.R. Simplot’s french fry pact with McDonald’s was key for company, Idaho

Jan 31st, 2017 | By
J.R. Simplot in 1999 in his high-rise office in his company’s soon-to-be-former headquarters at One Capital Center in Downtown Boise. Simplot died in 2008.

By Zach Kyle Idaho Statesman In 1967, Idaho potato magnate J.R. Simplot shook hands with McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc, sealing a deal that made Simplot the first frozen french-fry supplier to the fast-food chain. That deal brought billions of dollars to the Idaho economy. Until then, McDonald’s had purchased only fresh potatoes. The J.R. Simplot
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Ag Expo showcases high-tech farm equipment

Jan 24th, 2017 | By
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal
Joe Vallery, a representative for Claas of America, which is an ag machinery manufacturer, talks about the Claas 780 combine during the Eastern Idaho Ag Expo at Idaho State University’s Holt Arena last week in Pocatello. The combine’s chassis is made in Germany before it’s shipped to an assembly plant in Omaha, Nebraska. He said it’s about 60 percent U.S. content and 40 percent German content.

By Shelbie Harris sharris@journalnet.com POCATELLO — It’s surprising there isn’t a space combine at the rate farming equipment is technologically evolving, but that’s not to say someone hasn’t started the development process. Though it isn’t threshing space corn, the high-tech capabilities of the Lexicon family of Claas combines are, perhaps, out of this world. The
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Jan 24th, 2017 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Welcome! Food For Thought Take Out is now open in Old Town Pocatello. Home of the famous Cobb Salad, Food For Thought is now open with take-out service at 540 N. Main featuring hot soups, sandwiches and fantastic salads. Stop in today! Happening this week! With a new year comes new apparel
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On employing the Five Whys Technique

Jan 24th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Recently, I auditioned for a local TEDx event. Giving a TED talk is one of the items on my bucket list and the opportunity was a thrill. I had an idea for a topic and spent some time trying to connect the dots I had floating around in my head. The day
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Samsung releases findings on $5.3 billion Note 7 fires fiasco

Jan 24th, 2017 | By

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Monday that after testing more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, it found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers that made the devices prone to catch fire. Samsung’s mobile division president, Koh Dong-jin, ruled out any problems with other aspects of the Note
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Economist says new NRF facility will benefit state, local economy

Jan 10th, 2017 | By

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com The U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP) is planning to recapitalize infrastructure in eastern Idaho that handles fuel waste from the nation’s fleet of nuclear-powered warships, and a regional economist believes the project will benefit the local and statewide economy. Hope Morrow with the Idaho Department of Labor says the $1.65
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A new corporate responsibility

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough A problem with America’s workforce began on Nov. 10, 1969. It began by introducing the world to a cast of characters that would become cultural icons. It began by trying to harness the power of television for the greater good. It began on “Sesame Street.” Initially, “Sesame Street” wanted to prepare children
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