AI – friend or foe?

By Davis Merrey | April 16, 2024

Healthfirst, a New York-based insurer, reports a significant increase in email impersonation attempts over the past two years. Is AI helping to facilitate this trend? Leading technology consulting companies such as Gartner believe hackers use AI to generate more stealthy messages using techniques learned from cyber security defense software. 

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5 lessons from Charlie Munger

By Nick Massey | April 16, 2024

The investing world lost a legend on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Charlie Munger, who was Warren Buffett’s right-hand man, passed away at 99. He was just 33 days short of 100.

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Demystifying the COO & CMO roles

By Stacy Eads | April 16, 2024

Welcome to the final installment of our 3-part series from my Scaling Up with Coach Stacy Eads column.  In our first month of the new year, we covered…

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Clear Thinking

By Phil Klutts | February 29, 2024

Shane Parrish spent his early career as a cybersecurity expert for the Canadian government in what he calls a “three letter agency” during a time of increased pressure and demanding workload due to growing hacking threats. He started an anonymous website and blog focused on self-improvement and better decision-making based on his own learning and desire to improve.

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Brain health conversations

By Craig Booker | February 29, 2024

Have you ever sensed that a coworker was eager to share something with you? I’m not talking about work stuff like details about a big project, gossip about a coworker, or that you need to do something specific for a presentation. I’m talking about personal stuff you would only tell a close friend. We discuss physical health topics at work, like our diet or the new CrossFit gym we joined recently, but not brain health. 

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A guide to starting your own business

By Glen McCall | February 29, 2024

Embarking on the journey of starting your own business is an exciting and challenging endeavor. Most communities offer a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem with ample opportunities for success. However, the process of launching a business can be complex and overwhelming, especially for first-time entrepreneurs. This article aims to provide you with essential guidance and direction to navigate the initial stages of starting your own business.

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Know thyself

By Jeremy Robertson | February 29, 2024

“Who am I?” “What should I be doing with my life?” “Where can I find fulfillment?” These are massive questions that require wisdom, discernment, and introspection. They feel ominous. The weight of these questions too often burdens a person to the point of inaction. “I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing since answering those questions requires too much of me.”

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Norma with TeamLogic IT

Norma’s story

By Davis Merrey | February 22, 2024

There are some organizations in Oklahoma doing amazing work to help those who find themselves in desperate situations. This story is about how two of these organizations helped such a person. More importantly, it’s a story about Norma, her journey from deep despair to outright joy, and those who helped her get there. 

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Invest based on financials, not politics

By Nick Massey | February 22, 2024

If you believe that a trade will make you virtuous, you will be more willing to accept losses. About 30 years ago, a few mutual fund companies came up with an idea called “socially responsible investing.” The appeal to some investors was that they did not invest in the stocks of companies involved in alcohol, tobacco, guns, or other businesses that some people objected to. They were sometimes referred to as the “sin stocks.” While not having these kind of companies in their investment portfolio made some people feel better or morally superior, it didn’t necessarily improve their investment performance. But isn’t investing for the best performance relative to risk the whole point of investing in the first place?

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Demystifying the CEO role

By Stacy Eads | February 22, 2024

Let’s demystify more C-Suite titles, including the ever-evolving role of the CEO. Because as you grow, your role advances as the company changes over time. A small-business CEO does not have the same day-to-day functions as a larger company CEO who has already surrounded themselves with a C-Suite of executives, such as a CFO – Chief Financial Officer, a COO – Chief Operations Officer, or a CMO – Chief Marketing Officer. That makes sense, right? After all, as your company grows, you grow with it!

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