April 2012

Cover Story

Hawaii’s Best Places to Work 2012

Hawaii’s Best Places to Work 2012

At these 73 companies, employees love their job.

Features

Hawaii's Tax Pyramid plan crippling small businesses

Hawaii's Tax Pyramid plan crippling small businesses

A state tax increase imposed last year is killing off construction projects, raising the cost of other projects and encouraging law-breaking

How Healthy is Healthcare in Hawaii? - Extended Version

The full transcript of a discussion on major trends and problems in Hawaii's healthcare

How Healthy is Healthcare in Hawaii?

Leading doctors and other experts discuss major trends and problems in Hawaii healthcare

Saving Healthcare

Saving Healthcare

Hawaii healthcare costs are soaring, so many experts say the solution is to turn financial incentives upside down

How to Create a Best Place to Work

How to Create a Best Place to Work

Trust, support and compassion are important in creating a Best Place to Work in Hawaii

Departments

Talk Story with Robbie Alm
Talk Story

Talk Story with Robbie Alm

Executive VP, Hawaiian Electric Co. Practitioner, Collaborative Leaders Network

How thick is your bubble?
Editor's Note

How thick is your bubble?

A book called “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010,” by Charles Murray, explains how America is becoming a more rigid class society, with the classes unable to relate to each other

Tetris Evolves into Facebook Phenom
Innovation

Tetris Evolves into Facebook Phenom

Honolulu company creates popular Facebook game

Parting Shot: Martin & MacArthur
This Month's Parting Shot:

Parting Shot: Martin & MacArthur

Craftsmen at Martin & MacArthur sand and oil koa furniture many times to bring out the natural color and grain of the wood.

SmallBiz

Ask SmallBiz: Solar Tax Benefits for Small Businesses

As a small business owner, what are the tax benefits of installing a photovoltaic system?

Rookies Start Their First Restaurants

A passion for food and people draws newcomers Kristin Jackson, Bud Antonelis and Carri Loui into a challenging business