August, 2016

10 Things You Should Know About the IUCN

For the first time in history, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will be held in the United States. The event will be hosted in Honolulu, Hawaii from September 1-10, bringing in an estimated 6,000-10,000 participants from all over the world. The IUCN was created in 1948 and is the largest and most Read the full article…

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?

UPDATE: On Friday, August 26, President Obama approved the expansion of Papahanaumokuakea in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. He will announce the world’s largest marine protected area during the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN) conference in Honolulu. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) will be a co-trustee of Read the full article…