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Find opportunities to take Indy into the future

By Lesley Gordon When I first applied for the Indianapolis Recorder scholarship for Opportunity Indianapolis, I was unsure if I was the intended audience. As someone who was born and raised in Indy, active in my community and a former city ...

How to set goals you can achieve

By Darrell Brown At the start of each new year, many of us plan our goals for the coming year. You remember: I will lose 20 pounds, I will start exercising four days a week, I will give up sweets, or I will plan a trip abroad. So how many people ...

Taking a business risk

By Wandini Dixon-Fyle It could all be so simple: Dare to do, not just to dream. Steve Jobs once mused that the quintessential thing that separates doers from dreamers is the mentality that “You’ve got to act, and you’ve got to be ...

The power play between ‘aggressive’ and ‘assertive’

By Emily D. Tisdale If you’re lucky, you’ve had the experience of working for a great boss. You know the one: She fostered a sense of teamwork. She held you accountable and made you believe in yourself at the same time. She appreciated ...

Diversity is amplified for entrepreneurs

  By Emily D. Tisdale   Diversity is an asset for an entrepreneur, but it often starts with feeling like the “other.” Most business owners become entrepreneurs because they’re driven to be different — to provide ...

Leadership: Creating an environment of ongoing success

  By Darrell Brown   “Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right,” said the late Warren G. Bennis, an expert on leadership and a distinguished professor of business administration at ...

Indiana joins national trend in establishing commercial courts

By Edward Thomas   The civil justice system is a cornerstone of our modern society. It helps citizens identify and resolve legal disputes, most often with the help of a jury of their peers. As an experienced commercial litigator, I ...

Doing good for the neighborhood: Investing in socially conscious businesses

By Sharon Mallory   Many people think the stock market is a place where you invest in large businesses or risky tech stocks. These companies are usually located in states or countries far from your community, and rarely do you feel ...

A diverse HR department is as important as a diverse workforce

By Thresette Briggs   Today’s human resource department is much different than the personnel department of long ago, when it was once relegated to more administrative work in addition to hiring and firing employees. Now, more than ...

A matter of community

By Tom King   It has been my good fortune over the years to have jobs that allowed me to be involved in the city and state I love. Whether it was serving as president of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, my tenure as president of the ...