Commentary

That one thing

Aug 16th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough I like to golf but I am not very good at it. There is something about the game that I just can’t seem to master, but I’m not willing to spend the time to fix the problem. Yet when the opportunity arises, I play a round and get frustrated enough to say
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Mr. White and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Aug 9th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough It is an interesting time in American history. We are in a transitional phase between digital immigrants and digital natives in many aspects of our lives. This transition impacts many things and a number of the consequences from this transition have yet to manifest. I am a closet fan of a television
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Just in time learning

Aug 2nd, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough It started with a stressed out phone call from my son: “Dad, I’m at the ski hill and just broke the key in the ignition,” came the frantic voice on the other end. Once we figured out that he would not be spending the night on the ski hill, he calmed down
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Slow Food at the Farm Table Café

Jul 21st, 2016 | By
Janna Graham

By Janna Graham/ Pocatello Co-op outreach coordinator Business has been steady at the new Farm Table Café in the Pocatello Co-op.  Café personnel are proud of their contribution to the so-called “slow food” movement and its emphasis on good, clean, fairly-produced food.  According to Slow Food USA, this is food that is “wholesome, seasonal, local,
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Idaho has plan in place to minimize economic impact of disasters

Jul 21st, 2016 | By
Randy Shumway (Submitted Photo)

By Randy Shumway/Zions Bank Economic Advisor With the recent flooding in Texas, earthquakes in Australia, and onslaught of the ZIKA virus in South America, we are reminded that disaster can strike in myriad ways. Fortunately, Idaho has developed a specific state emergency preparedness plan that outlines what is to be done in the event of
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5 reasons why you should develop good financial habits early In Your Career

Jul 21st, 2016 | By
Jennifer Landon

Jennifer Landon/Commentary The recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showing Idaho leads the nation in job growth is great news for our state, its businesses and its workers. With jobs in hand, it might not be time for all of these new hires to start thinking about retiring, but it’s never too
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Hitting the fast forward button

Jul 12th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough During my weekly surf of the internet I discovered an upsetting new trend. Current belief says attention spans are shrinking at alarming rates and the pace of life moves faster every day. As society moves forward, a simmering conflict—sometimes internal, sometimes external—grows between the past and the future. This week I learned
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When good turns bad

Jul 5th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

  By Jeff Hough People often ask, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” after witnessing tragic events. A more interesting question may be just the opposite: “Why do good people do bad things?” This is a much deeper subject with fascinating aspects. The bad things that I am referring to aren’t major acts
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Talent Recruiting Strategies

Jun 29th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough At a recent conference session, Cultivating Top Talent: Innovation and Collaboration, presented by senior level executives from 3M, GE, ADP and Phillips, I learned how some of America’s largest companies deal with the talent issues facing their organizations. One of the first things discussed was the need to define who you are
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Beware of ‘U.S. Marshal’ scam calls

Jun 27th, 2016 | By
PhoneScams

By Dale Dixon The idea of having a warrant out for your arrest can be a scary thought. So when a phone call comes in, claiming to be from a Deputy United States Marshal, you may feel like you need to take action. The caller explains there is a pending warrant and you must call
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