September 2010

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Lisa Foley
Lisa Foley, managing
director and investment officer for Zevenbergen Capital Investments, kept a
Nicholas Kaiser
Saturna Capital doesn’t
have as its goal beating the market in an up period, says Nicholas Kaiser, the
Brian Langstraat
Brian Langstraat, chief
executive of Parametric Portfolio Associates, doesn’t try to predict returns in

Despite a down economy, some wealth managers who took a conservative approach are feeling optimistic.

The once-reclusive Gates Foundation gets a new home and makes a larger impact on the local community and economy.

Hospitality schools—and their graduates—adjust to a new environment.

T Bailey Inc. has created a successful niche in steel fabrication of projects big and small, and from artistic to mundane.

Stratos’ mix of projects testifies to the broad scope under which the company operates.

At Stratos Product Development, the firm flourishes by being flexible.

Despite how it may feel,
the technology industry shed a relatively smaller number of jobs nationwide in
2009, compared with the years 2001-’02, after the collapse of the dot-com
economy. By contrast, the number of mass layoffs reported in Washington state
(those with 50 or more jobs cut at once, in any sector) reached a 10-year high
in 2009.

Calypso Medical Technologies’ tumor-zapping technology gains a foothold in Europe.

Business plan competitions become fertile ground for inventions in need of commercialization.

A water-skier’s problem spurs him to invent a green solution for boat exhaust.

Even in a recession, there are options for structuring your charitable giving.

CEO, Intermec Technologies Corp.

The recession stripped away any pretension that jobs are about anything other than money.

Free Wi-Fi is only the start for rejuvenating Starbucks.

Leslie HelmI should be a technology skeptic. The first time I met my
father-in-law, a former engineer in the Apollo space program, he told me that
satellites would soon eliminate illiteracy by beaming daily lessons to

What if a bad hire could cost you $50 million?

Sometimes you need to think counterintuitively to motivate your staff.