July 2, 2011

Feature Articles

 

Joe Bardin has written for a wide range of publications from the Arizona Republic, Phoenix Magazine and McMurry speciality publications, to the Ritz-Carlton Magazine, Learning & Leading with Technology and Feng Shui for Modern Living (London).

Arizona State University WP Carey School of Business: Research and Ideas Magazine

Betting the Farm on Income Diversification

Small farm businesses find it particularly difficult to remain competitive in the business of raising produce and livestock. Given the income challenges small farm face, it’s not surprising that two thirds of those surveyed engaged in some form of income diversification.

 

Betting the farm on income diversification

 

Arizona State University WP Carey School of Business: Research and Ideas Magazine

Do Aggressive Goals Drive Unethical Behavior

 

InBusiness Magazine

What Happened to Going Green? Are Companies Saving and Is the Industry Booming?

Green is good, we all agree. That is, it’s better as a business to be more resource efficient, less polluting, and generally more thoughtful about our impact on the environment. But how much is all this green goodwill really accomplishing when it comes to protecting our environment, combating global warming and, yes, producing profits?

What Happened to Going Green?

 

InBusiness Magazine

Securing Our Energy Resources: Energy anxiety, flexibility and opportunity for the future

It’s easy to take energy for granted. You hit the switch or plug into the outlet, and the power is there for you to run your business and live your life. We in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area experience only minimal disruptions to power and those come mainly from stormy monsoon weather rather than overloads on the grid. This is a testament to the power of planning by our energy providers, whose prowess has enabled Phoenix to avoid the blackouts and brownouts that have occurred in California and elsewhere.

Securing Our Energy Resources

 

InBusiness Magazine

Billy Malkovich: Fit for the Job

When Mountainside Fitness CEO Billy Malkovich graduated high school, he says he hardly celebrated. He attended his college graduation from Arizona State University only because his parents wanted to see it happen. It’s not that Malkovich doesn’t appreciate those milestones in his life, but for him “the chase has always been better than the catch. Once I accomplish something, I want to move on o the next chase.”

Billy Malkovich: Fit for the Job

 

Adoptions Detectives

THE NO.1 LADIES’DETECTIVE AGENCY IN THE VALLEY IS A MOTHER-DAUGHTER TRIO THAT HAS USED ITS SLEUTHING SKILLS TO REUNITE HUNDREDS OF ADOPTEES WITH THEIR BIRTH FAMILIES.detectives/

“How did you find me? Did you call my neighbors? My church? What do you want from me?”

These were the hysterical replies of a birthmother first contacted by adoption detective Ava Friddle in 2001. And no matter how much Ava, in her sweet Southern drawl, tried to explain that she was a licensed private investigator working on behalf of the birthson, who merely wanted his family medical history because his wife was pregnant with their first child, the woman was convinced she was being blackmailed.

 

Adoptions Detectives

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PHOENIX MAGAZINE

At Your Service

OK, SO YOU MAY NEVER END UP IN A MEXICAN JAIL, BUT IF YOU DO, DON’T YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO TO CALL FIRST? MEET EIGHT VALLEY PROFESSIONALS WITH UNIQUE JOBS FOR YOUR EQUALLY UNIQUE SITUATIONS.

 

PHOENIX MAGAZINE

Profile of Sun’s GM Lance Blanks
A Life Redeemed – millionaire entrepreneur rises form ashes of childhood neglect

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