February 2010

Cover Story

$200 Million of Your Money Wasted

$200 Million of Your Money Wasted

Three case studies on how the state procurement process squanders cash and delays service

Fixing Schools is a Broken Process

Fixing Schools is a Broken Process

Features

The Business of Love

The Business of Love

Relationship experts say it's important to choose a spouse that supports your goals and allows you to grow and develop. Learn how four couples are making their life and love work.

$200 Million of Your Money Wasted

$200 Million of Your Money Wasted

Three case studies on how the state procurement process squanders cash and delays service

Departments

Should Hawaii Keep its Singlemember Legislative Districts?
Spin Zone

Should Hawaii Keep its Singlemember Legislative Districts?

In 1982, Hawaii moved from multi-member districts to single member districts. Has the reform worked?

Charles Morrison
Talk Story

Charles Morrison

Charles Morrison, the president of the East-West Center, talks about how his organization trains international leaders and boosts the Hawaii economy.

Slam the System, Not the People
Editor's Note

Slam the System, Not the People

To reform state government, we need to slam the system - not the people who work for it.

Enticing way to  reach new customers
Innovation

Enticing way to reach new customers

The Web site Play@SavvyCircle helps local restaurants and other businesses attract new customers in a fresh way

Parting Shot
This Month's Parting Shot:

Parting Shot

All Pink and Tidy

SmallBiz

2010 Smallbiz Success Awards

We profile our six 2010 winners of the Hawaii Business SmallBiz Success Awards

Competition Lessons

When Whole Foods came to town, Down to Earth differentiated itself and carved its niche

5 Steps to Handling the Media

Hawaii presentation coach Pam Chambers gives tips on working a television interview