June, 2015


Sophisticated technology is taking over white-collar tasks that were once thought immune from automation

  A reliable cell phone signal is still hard to find in the sleepy town of Kaunakakai, but the robots have arrived.   Kim Svetin’s family owns Molokai Drugs, the island’s only drugstore. Behind the counter, it’s Svetin’s Uncle Jon, her sister Kelly – and the Parata Max, a pharmacy robot that fills prescriptions for Read the full article…

June, 2015


A group of architects and their supporters have a plan to transform unused buses into shelters and hygiene facilities for homeless people, and are now looking for funding and a nonprofit partner. “This is not a solution to housing,” says Jun Yang, executive director of the Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Housing, “but, using what we Read the full article…

June, 2015

Editor’s Note: The Sacredness of Mauna Kea

It is obvious to anyone who has been there or seen it shining in the distance, that the summit of Mauna Kea is a sacred place. Native Hawaiians are not unique in this reverence: Virtually all the great religions venerate high places. The book of Exodus says God talked to Moses and gave him the Read the full article…

June, 2015


Forget the foosball table. Forward thinking companies are investing in mindfulness training, a perk that benefits the employees – and the bottom line.

There was a time when the term “mindfulness” evoked visions of a man in a loincloth, sitting serenely atop a mountain. But the corporate world is changing and, today, mindfulness can mean a Reyn Spooner-clad manager serenely sitting atop … a desk chair. Companies such as Apple, Google, Coca- Cola, Safeway, Deutsche Bank, and Proctor Read the full article…

June, 2015

Top 100 Realtors 2015

Welcome to the 2015 List and congratulations to this year's top performers.

Hawaii Business magazine is pleased to announce the Top 100 Realtors for 2015 – the gold standard in identifying the state’s top performers. This list is the only objective ranking of real estate agents in Hawaii for the ninth consecutive year. Included in this section are rankings for most transactions, vacant land sales and top Read the full article…

June, 2015

2015 BOSS SURVEY of 401 Local Business Leaders

Enduring Confidence in Hawaii's Economy

WHAT IS THE BOSS? BOSS stands for the Business Outlook and Sentiment Survey and it’s conducted twice a year for Hawaii Business by QMark Research. It provides a revealing picture of Hawaii’s economy by asking about 400 business leaders twice a year how their individual companies are doing on key indicators such as revenue, employment Read the full article…