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How Women Are Providing Healing and Promoting Hope

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Happy March and Merry Women’s History Month! Since this year’s theme is “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope”, we wanted to shine a light on women who have been providing healing and promoting hope through health care and education while the world is still spinning on an uneven axis. In the last two years, healthcare and education have done multiple 360s to accommodate for constantly changing crises. The ability to weather these storms and come out on the other side, still dedicated to their profession, exemplifies a powerful ability to adapt …READ MORE

As the Wheel Turns: 4 Key Insights from a Serial Entrepreneur with Consistent Success

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To begin the 2021 Fall edition of Dog Eat Hog, Geoff Surkamer reminisced about his first job out of college with a startup company and how his boss and founder of the company, Scott Wald, impressed upon him the values of running a successful business. Geoff’s job was as a salesman for Scott’s burgeoning software distribution business that would eventually become the largest distributor of Microsoft products in the world, but in its early days, the company needed everyone to be scrappy and curious. Geoff remarked on how Scott’s leadership …READ MORE

3 Tips to Break the News from BoiseDev’s Don Day

Don Day of BoiseDev

Of the 14 commercial news outlets serving this city and valley, BoiseDev is the only one that’s locally owned. Dedicated to growth, business, and general local news, BoiseDev is the brainchild of Don Day, a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow who’s now often first to get the behind-the-scenes scoop on breaking local news. He didn’t aim to build a challenger brand. He did however see a gap in on-the-ground, local coverage that matters to this community. That launched him on a journey. At our Dog Eat Hog: Unleashed virtual …READ MORE

4 Tips to Innovate and Grow – BIG

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“You’re three times more likely to make an NFL roster than to go from zero to a billion in value,” Chris Elmore, AvidXchange & startup evangelist, noted at Dog Eat Hog: Unleashed, the first virtual event in CLM’s speaker series from challenger brands who crush it. “And about 50% of these zero-to-a-billions are located in Silicon Valley.” Statistical anomalies like AvidXchange—based out of Charlotte, NC, and now with offices in seven cities—define a challenger brand. Being a challenger brand isn’t just about standing out among market leaders and niche boutiques. …READ MORE

5 Tips to Be a Status Quo-Busting Solutioneer

Dog Eat Hog Rick Murdock

On June 17th, Dog Eat Hog touched down at the “first of its kind” Autovol pre-fab building factory in Nampa to hear tips on how to crush it from the visionary CEO and cofounder, Rick Murdock. Rick gave us a field guide to being a game-changing solutioneer—as seen through the lens of his work in affordable housing. Affordable housing is a pressing issue nationwide. Over 33% of Americans say the lack of affordable housing prevents them from living near their jobs. As Rick says, “We can no longer see housing …READ MORE