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From Diane’s Desk

23 May Vive la Revolution!

March 31, 2016 LET'S ALL PRAISE THE TRIUMPH OF GOOD IDEAS   You’ve heard that we’re in the middle of a revolution right? Not the Republican Party – although admittedly it’s experiencing some pretty powerful disruption right now. No, we’re in the early stages of a clothing revolution. Take...

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23 May Support a Local Start-Up

January 27, 2016 Entrepreneurship isn’t just happening in Silicon Valley, Boston, and other big cities   I’ve had the privilege of an interesting career. My early work years were spent climbing the corporate ladder and breaking a glass ceiling or two to become a high-ranking telecom executive. After...

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23 May Small Town Sheepdogs

October 14, 2015 I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the tale of the wolves, the sheep, and the sheepdogs. You might recall this story from the movie “American Sniper,” although it originated In Lt. Col. David Grossman’s book, “On Combat.” As the story goes, most...

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23 May Truck Dogs

August 12, 2015 I’ve been photographing candid canines in the backs of trucks since moving to Montana over a decade ago. We share them on the American Rural website, because there’s nothing prettier than a happy dog. I became fascinated with truck dogs after we moved from...

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23 May Shark Tank

July 29, 2015 The other night, David and I caught up on some old episodes of Shark Tank. For those of you who haven’t yet had the pleasure, Shark Tank is a television show where entrepreneurs pitch their products to five really rich investors who grill...

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23 May Choosing a Small Town Life

Rural America is filled with pioneering, adventurous, entrepreneurial, generous folks. You might have read recently that Rural America is in trouble. According to some pretty big thinkers, rural and small towns are losing population, losing relevance and having a brain drain. Some of these same sources...

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