August, 2016

Color My World

Jill Morton, color consultant and president of Colorcom

Meet Jill Morton. She’s an expert in how colors affect people, psychologically and physiologically. START: After earning her master’s in art education from UC Santa Barbara and her master’s of fine arts in painting from UH, she taught color theory at the UH School of Architecture. “That opened my eyes to the fact that color Read the full article…

August, 2016

Talk Story: Michael Gold, President and CEO of HMSA

President and CEO, HMSA

For the past four years, Gold has led HMSA through a dramatic transformation in the healthcare industry. We ask him about the insurance company’s plans to fundamentally change how it pays physicians. Q: HMSA is about to embark on a new way to pay physicians. What’s wrong with the existing system? A: If you get Read the full article…

August, 2016

5 Steps to Building an Effective Vision Board

How can you double or triple the size of your company? Your path starts with creating a vision. Alan Akina says visualization is one of the most powerful mental exercises you can do. “Creating a personal or company vision board will help you achieve higher results in business and in life,” he says. 1. PLAN Read the full article…

August, 2016

The Resilient Leader

You will often face adversity, but your resilience will decide whether you can eventually overcome these setbacks

EVERY SUCCESSFUL LEADER has a story about how his or her response to challenges, setbacks or failures helped set them on the path to success. In fact, there are many points in a successful career in which that person’s response to adversity can completely change their career trajectory; a rising star can crash and burn, Read the full article…

August, 2016

Papahanaumokuakea: It is Hawaii’s Business

What does the proposed expansion mean for the 50th State?

  The people of Hawaii are divided over the expansion of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Papahanaumokuakea encompasses 10 islands and 140,000 square miles filled with seamounts, atolls, coral and rare species indigenous to Hawaii. Senator Brian Schatz first proposed the plan to increase the monument’s territory from 50 nautical miles Read the full article…

August, 2016

Made in Hawaii

The Hawaii brand is a powerful and emotive tool for selling local products worldwide. There are many variations on the theme, each recognizing the importance of remaining truly local and authentic.

Iolani Sportswear president Lloyd Kawakami remembers when aloha shirts were only made in Hawaii. Today, they are produced cheaply in Asia or sold under labels such as Tommy Bahama, which have no connection to the Islands. That competition has put many local shirt makers out of business, but Kawakami didn’t change Iolani’s commitment to designing, Read the full article…