July, 2016

Selling Your Ideas

5 Steps to Effectively Selling Your Ideas

As a professional, you are selling yourself and your ideas every day. Jan Kaeo offers these five key steps to effectively selling your ideas: 1. BE MEMORABLE: MAKE A POSITIVE FIRST IMPRESSION. It begins at “Hello”: Be authentic, enthusiastic, bright and positive. Establish good eye contact and have enthusiasm in your voice and a genuine smile. Read the full article…

July, 2016

“I Didn’t Know” Doesn’t Cut It

Ask the Expert: William M. Harstad

Q: What steps should I take to preserve my company’s electronically stored files in the event of a lawsuit?  A Lawsuit or Investigation– never a pleasant process – can become even longer and costlier if you’re required to produce files that have already been auto-deleted from your system. When a company faces litigation, it has Read the full article…

July, 2016

Duane Kurisu’s Kahauiki Village Aims to Ease Homeless Crisis

An Affordable Plantation - Style Community for Homeless Families

A press conference was held earlier today to formally announce a cross-sector partnership including aio, the State of Hawaii, the City & County of Honolulu and various private companies and community organizations. The project is Kahauiki Village, a plantation-style affordable housing community to be developed near Ke‘ehi Lagoon. aio Founder and CEO Duane Kurisu was Read the full article…

July, 2016

My Job: Criminal Sketch Artist

He Doesn't Draw a Gun, But He Helps Catch Crooks

NAME: Chun Yee AGE: 55 JOB: Civilian forensic/ graphic artist, Honolulu Police Department START: Yee was born in Hong Kong, but grew up in Kahaluu and got his associates degree in commercial arts from Honolulu Community College. He has been with HPD for nearly 30 years. DUTIES: He draws portraits of suspects from witnesses’ descriptions and helps identify dead Read the full article…

July, 2016

Interactive Software for Better Learning

ORIGINS: The instruction methods used by Dan Nash, 28, and Sean Hookano-Briel, 33, to teach math at Waipahu High School drew attention from other teachers. A consulting firm they launched in 2012 created professional-development programs for educators and led to their education-technology software startup called Comprendio. HOW: “One of the biggest challenges in education is Read the full article…

July, 2016

Talk Story: Dale Hope

We caught up with the aloha shirt maker and author at his home in Honolulu

Dale Hope is a Renaissance man: stylish, athletic, creative and intelligent. We had the honor of talking with the 63-year-old, aloha shirt maker at his home about the re-release of “The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands.” Sitting on the lanai – his favorite place in the house – and looking around it’s obvious that he is a Read the full article…