September 2013

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Features

Will Free Online Courses Replace College Degrees?

Will Free Online Courses Replace College Degrees?

Hawaii Business asked local professionals who work in higher education whether MOOCs mean the end of colleges and whether the logic of the argument is valid.

Local universities not ready to join the online revolution

Local universities not ready to join the online revolution

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, may be the future of higher education, but local universities are leery of the drawbacks and complications.

Which is better: Cubicles and Offices or Open Workspaces?

Which is better: Cubicles and Offices or Open Workspaces?

The debate over workspace design

Riding the Up-and-Down Construction Cycle

Riding the Up-and-Down Construction Cycle

Has the Hawaii construction sector finally turned the corner?

Winners and Losers in Hawaii's Job Market

Winners and Losers in Hawaii's Job Market

Just graduated from college? Sorry, but some of the fastest-growing jobs are helping seniors, waiting on tables and working behind a store counter, according to the state's short-term and long-term...

Thirty Meter Telescope could boost Hawaii Island's economy

Thirty Meter Telescope could boost Hawaii Island's economy

A $1.4 billion construction project would be a big deal anywhere in the world, but for struggling Hilo and Hawaii Island's moribund construction industry, it's a gift from above - figuratively and...

Departments

Talk Story with Bernard Ho, President and CEO of Damien Memorial School
Talk Story

Talk Story with Bernard Ho, President and CEO of Damien Memorial School

Damien's leader talks about the decision to go co-ed

Sorry, we're too busy collaborating to think
Editor's Note

Sorry, we're too busy collaborating to think

Our editor has worked in a closed and open office environment. He tells us about the experience.

Innovation: Tropisign creates easy-to-use pictures that says "Hawaii"
Innovation

Innovation: Tropisign creates easy-to-use pictures that says "Hawaii"

At Tropisign, you can find good quality yet affordable, Island-inspired digital illustrations and images for your business to use with minimal restrictions.

Parting Shot: Coulter Construction
This Month's Parting Shot:

Parting Shot: Coulter Construction

Behind the scenes at a home construction site in Manoa Valley.

SmallBiz

Inside Hawaii's Music Business

Everyone loves music, especially the performers, but it's a huge challenge and hard work to make sure the bills get paid.

5 Steps to Negotiating Conflict

Conflict negotiation arises in many contexts, both business and personal, but successful negotiation does not just happen. Here are tips to help you negotiate a successful resolution.

Ask the Expert: Motivating Salespeople to Sell More

New salespeople may outsell your company veterans because they are enthusiastic, fresh and still believe everyone is going to buy. How do you maintain this attitude?