Happy New Year everyone! Cache Valley has welcomed the new year only as Cache Valley
can, with record amounts of snowfall followed by record low temperatures, followed
by a thaw leading to flooding. I hope the uncertainty of the weather over the past
two weeks does not portend the same uncertainty in other things for the rest of the
This month we bring you news of some well-deserved recognition for members of our
national advisory board. Companies founded or led by our board members Crystal Maggelet,
Brady Murray, Duane Shaw, and Steve Neeleman were recognized by Utah Business Magazine
as some of the best companies to work for in Utah. Also receiving well-deserved recognition
was Professor Mike Glauser, the executive director of our Clark Center for Entrepreneurship.
Mike’s book, Main Street Entrepreneur, was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the
best books for entrepreneurs in 2016.
Our video this month features Professor Merideth Thompson. Dr. Thompson teaches a
very popular course on negotiation, and her research has focused on the work-family
interface. The video featured here is of her talk at the recent TEDxUSU on the three
surprising myths about the benefits of your mobile device. I encourage all of you
to watch Merideth’s talk. It changed my habits about how I use my iPhone.