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Seattle’s Best Conferences: A Reflection of NW Ingenuity

Seattle’s Best Conferences: A Reflection of NW Ingenuity

A well-run conference is like a two-way mirror. On one side, the curated content must reflect the genuine interests and aspirations of those who participate, quenching their thirst for personal inspiration and professional growth.

On the other end, the conference lens must allow the content programmers to see how their audience is tuning in. Done […]

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Chairing the “Sea Changes” in Seattle

Chairing the “Sea Changes” in Seattle

Incoming Chamber Chair and WTIA Vice Chair, Heather Redman, On Taking the Lead

If it’s a Monday, you’re likely to find Heather Redman in her office at Seattle venture capital firm, Flying Fish Partners, working to help launch local portfolio companies like Ad Lightning, Otto, Element Data or Tomorrow “The Trust Fund for Everyone.” On a Wednesday, she might be discussing an apprentice […]

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A Fierce Conversation with Susan Scott about Keeping It Real, Making it Work, Anonymous Trolls, Preposterous Trump and Ferocious Success

A Fierce Conversation with Susan Scott about Keeping It Real, Making it Work, Anonymous Trolls, Preposterous Trump and Ferocious Success

When Fierce Conversations was published in 2002, (a new edition was just released in May, 2017), it rocketed up the best-seller list and made Susan Scott one of the most sought-after self-improvement and HR counselors and keynoters in America. The rocket sled was propelled by the notion that authentic, unadulterated, face-to-face communication had the power to transform our lives and our work, and […]

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Where do Seattle’s Mayoral Candidates Stand on Tech?

Where do Seattle’s Mayoral Candidates Stand on Tech?

For the first time in its 33 year history, the Washington Technology Industry Association has evaluated and ranked the candidates who are vying to become the next mayor of the city of Seattle.

Summaries of each candidate — based on in-person interviews and the written responses to questions posed by the trade group — have […]

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Net Neutrality Under Fire — Here’s How to Act Now!

Net Neutrality Under Fire — Here’s How to Act Now!

Last week, Senator Maria Cantwell held a Seattle Town Hall meeting with FCC Commissioner  Mignon Clyburn, the only Democrat currently serving on the commission, to sound the alarm that Net Neutrality may be the next domino to fall in the Donald Trump era of stripping away almost any type of regulation protecting the […]

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Prime, Choice or Select?  Amazon Raises the Steaks in Grocery with $13 Billion Whole Foods Tender

Prime, Choice or Select? Amazon Raises the Steaks in Grocery with $13 Billion Whole Foods Tender

Inside the Amazon-Whole Foods Acquisition

If Alexa can order it, AmazonFresh can deliver it, or you can pick it up at “Will-Call” or zip through the automated, express check-out process, sans-cashier, from your closest Whole Foods Market store, why would you want to do your grocery shopping anywhere else? That’s the billion dollar question Amazon is […]

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Life Hacking Trump!

Life Hacking Trump!

A Hackathon to Brainstorm How to Best Brief Top Government Decision Makers Awards $10,000 in Seattle

Media culpa! The headline of this article has been “trumped up” in order to win your attention. Okay, it was also done to make a point. America’s confidence in the information it receives from numerous sources is under assault. The drumbeat […]

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Crunching the Numbers: From USAFacts to OED’s Business Decision Engine

Crunching the Numbers: From USAFacts to OED’s Business Decision Engine

In an era of government where words seem to have become estranged from their literal meaning, where “alternative facts” and “fake news” hang like funnel clouds swirling around the U.S. capitol, and where the House of Representatives can pass a bill affecting millions of Americans without first knowing how much it will cost or […]

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All About Amazon: Why “Day 1” Will Always Be Groundhog Day

All About Amazon: Why “Day 1” Will Always Be Groundhog Day

Amazon’s CEO issued his annual Letter to Shareholders this week, an affirmation of the very best practices in fostering a forward-thinking corporate ecosystem.

The 2017 letter begins with the question Jeff Bezos has contemplated “everyday” for the last two decades —“What does Day 2 look like?”  The founder explains it […]

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Real-Time Software for the On-Demand World: BoldIQ Builds It One Solution at a Time

Real-Time Software for the On-Demand World: BoldIQ Builds It One Solution at a Time

Optimizing On-Demand Air Travel, Ground Transportation, Health Care Operations, and HR Staffing  — from the Inside-Out.

Frequent flyer Ed Iacobucci was growing weary of the downtime he routinely suffered in business air travel. Instead of gaining valuable face-time with colleagues and customers, the inefficiency of airport layovers and a myriad of other logistical challenges meant costly delays.  

Was a 24-hour investment really necessary for a […]

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