90 Day Company Cleanse: Week 5

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Over the past four weeks we have challenged you with the tedious task of giving your company a “cleanse.” For those of you who have made it this far perhaps you now have a clearer picture of your strengths and weaknesses as a business owner. Some of you may have found that you are extremely organized but maybe … Continue reading

Why Don’t We Win Our Wars Anymore

ASU’s Center on the Future of War presents

 Thomas Ricks

 “Why Don’t We Win Our Wars Anymore?

Some Answers to the Question that the U.S. Military Doesn’t Want to Address”


On February 3, Arizona State University’s Center on the Future of War presents a talk by Thomas Ricks, “Why Don’t We Win Our Wars Anymore: Some Answers to the Question that the U.S. Military Doesn’t Want to Address.”  The event will be held at the First Amendment Forum at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication located at 555 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ


February 3, 2015 – 7:00 pm

 First Amendment Forum

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University

555 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

Thomas Ricks is Senior Advisor on National Security at New America where he also part of the Future of War team. He is a multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has covered the U.S. military and national security as a staff reporter for 8 years at the Washington Post and 17 years at the Wall Street Journal.  He is the author of Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003-05, which was a number one New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 and of  The Gamble: General Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-08, published in 2009. He is a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, for which he writes the blog “The Best Defense,” which was named the best blog of the year by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2010.

Following the talk, Ricks will be signing books, with the support of Changing Hands Bookstore.

 To RSVP or for more information, please email us

Have A Carefree Christmas


This weekend have some fun with the family. Here are a couple of options around the Valley.

The town of Carefree is hosting its 7th annual Carefree Christmas Festival, from December 12- 14. The festival features 25 tons of real snow for kids to play in, and a light parade with firework finale Saturday night. All events this weekend are FREE so stop by the town of Carefree this weekend. Sunday is pet day, so bring your furry friends to0!

Carefree Christmas Festival

10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 12 -13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday December 14

Carefree Desert Gardens at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, 101 Easy Street

For Festival information, call 480-488-2051.


_H204267Visit the Mesa Arts Festival. Its a FREE event featuring art from hundreds of local, regional, and national artists, there are even some great activities for kids to do.  So if you have nothing planned, why not grab the kids and head over to Mesa for some holiday fun.

Mesa Arts Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13-14.

Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St.

Admission and Parking: Free.

Details: 480-644-6627, Mesa Arts Center


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