Reinvent Lunch at Renegade

by Mike Hunter

Celebrated local chef Michael O’Dowd, known for achieving a five-diamond/five-star rating for his work at Kai, opened Renegade for dinner earlier this year in North Scottsdale. The restaurant’s unique menu and ambience can now also be enjoyed for lunch. The man with culinary attitude has designed a lunch that those who love food and adventure and don’t mind reinvented … [More]

Holiday Gatherings: Last-Minute Counts

by Mike Hunter

Busy times make for focusing on all business. This is the time of year to thank staff and clients. Here are our picks for the immediate holiday or year-end thank-you party (big or small). Olive & Ivy, Scottsdale Located on the Waterfront in Scottsdale, this has become a great holiday destination this time of year. With holiday décor inside and out, this whole area is … [More]

The New Corporate Facts of Life

by Mike Hunter

Still myopically chasing quarterly profits, producing the same product in the same way, issuing directives to increasingly disengaged employees? Too many organizations cling to outdated models and practices. But they won’t be able to hang on much longer. The old rules of business are being rendered obsolete by disruptive innovation, economic instability, environmental … [More]

Quick and Nimble

by Mike Hunter

Adam Bryant draws on interviews with more than 200 CEOs to offer business leaders the wisdom and guidance to move an organization faster, to be quick and nimble, and to rekindle the whatever-it-takes collective spark of a start-up, all with the goal of innovating and thriving in a relentlessly challenging global economy. By analyzing the lessons that these leaders have shared … [More]

Big Bang Disruption

by Mike Hunter

Free navigation apps on smartphones wreaked havoc for the makers of stand-alone GPS devices. Airbnb and other resource-sharing services are undermining hotels. Uber, SideCar and Lyft are reinventing the heavily regulated taxi and limousine industry. These are just a few of hundreds of examples of Big Bang Disruptions — new products and services that enter the market better and … [More]

AZ Assistance in Health Care

by RaeAnne Marsh

Arizona Assistance in Health Care is turning New Year’s Eve revelry into a special opportunity to help cancer-stricken families overwhelmed with medical bills. A Night of a Thousand Wishes — Arabian Nights New Year’s Eve Gala, at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center, will start with the Bazaar Lounge for the cocktail hour outside before moving inside for dinner, a live … [More]


by RaeAnne Marsh

Last year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open enabled the Thunderbirds to give more than $5.5 million to Arizona charities. The venerable organization was founded in 1937 as part of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce to help promote tourism to the area. A committee of five was formed, and each brought on board another 10, and the resulting size of 55 active members remains constant to … [More]

Feedback: December 2013

by Robert Anderson | Bo Calbert | Bob Oldfather

Question: The discussion of sustainability as a business issue spans practical and ideological considerations. Looking at “green” from the practical aspect of impact on business growth, what is it you’re doing that has had an immediate, notable effect on your business? Robert Anderson CEO Prisma Sector: Marketing Services We began examining how we could integrate more … [More]

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