Book Review: The Marshmallow Test, Mastering Self Control

336 pages 2014 Hardcover $29, eBook $15   The Skim Premise – A simple test determines so much. Is there hope for those of us that flunk it? Audience – Anyone who simply wants more self discipline. Author's Own Words – “In order to understand self-control, and the ability to delay gratification,...

Tech News Around Town

MacUpdate Smartens “App Discovery” Your Mac computer doesn't have to just be a $2,000 Facebook machine. When you first buy a Mac, it comes with limited capability. In order to expand the use of it, you need to get Mac apps. But that isn’t as easy as...

Protecting Your Intellect: A Day’s Work At Revision Legal

Sending subpoenas deep into Vietnam via rickshaw. Debating with the Supreme Court of Moldova. Testifying before the Michigan State Legislature on pornography. All litigation as usual for the Traverse City-based firm Revision Legal. Situated at the nexus of intellectual property (IP), emerging technology and business...

Important Affordable Care Act Updates For 2015

Employers have been reacting to the impact the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made on employer-provided health coverage since early 2010. This year will be no different, with significant portions of the Affordable Care Act going into effect, such as the employer shared responsibility mandate...

Job Creation Promise? More Political Rhetoric

I’ve been pondering this new paradigm that has government granting tax breaks to businesses that promise to create jobs. Business benefits from lower taxes, politicians can benefit by posing as job creators, and taxpayers…well, if there are any benefits, they’re offset by paying the price...

Structuring IT For Business Success

CIO, CTO, IT Director, IT Manager … oh my! Yes, Dorothy had it right, technology (even the job titles) can be overwhelming at times for today’s businesses. But, tech plays a pivotal role in any business’ success. So let’s leave the lions and tigers and...

Health News Across The Region

  New Health Care Training Program Launches Integrity Home Health Care in Traverse City has opened Integrity Health Training School. Starting this month, it is offering a Nurse Aide Training Program that prepares students to become certified nurse aides. Executive Director Greg Hall said the training will likely...

(i)Phone Home

Andy Schmitt was at a conference in San Francisco when the family cat slipped out of his Incochee Woods house. While talking to his wife, Beth, in Traverse City from his California hotel room, he then activated their home’s outdoor cameras and watched his iPad...

Newsmakers: People On The Move

FINANCIAL SERVICES Steven Adams has joined Golba Financial in Traverse City as a registered representative. He brings several years of financial and business experience to the position, including work with national brokerages and also as CEO of a home warranty and liability company. Patty Bell-Johnson, an account...

The Man Makeover

Whether it’s the result of a youth-obsessed culture, selfie-obsessed social media or simply an improving economy, minimally invasive and reconstructive procedures have been steadily fueling the billion dollar cosmetic surgery industry. Contributing to this sharp increase in total procedures is a change in clientele seeking out...