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PHIL HARDWICK — Using the power of story to grow your business

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The critical problem facing businesses today is communication. Using the story of your business is an excellent way to help solve the problem. Used properly and creatively, it will increase sales, motivate employees and improve your company’s image. So what is story anyway? It seems there are many definitions and so-called ingredients. Aristotle said that a story has a beginning, ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — The best summer job I ever had

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It was 1965. The summer between my junior and senior year at Central High School in Jackson, Mississippi. Vietnam was heating up, civil rights events were being held and other events were in the news, but like most 17-year-old boys this one had other things on his mind: Mostly cars and girls. We interrupt this column to mention that today’s ...

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PHIL HARDWICK’S THE ALIBI, a serial novel: Chapter 9 The Chase is On

» Jack Boulder, Mississippi’s premier private investigator, seeks to recover the special Brett Favre MVP exhibit that has been stolen from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. George Turnage spilled his guts to Jack Boulder. The two men were sitting at the dining room table at the Turnage home at Old Waverly. Across the hall was Turnage’s remarkable ...

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PHIL HARDWICK’S THE ALIBI, a serial novel: Chapter 8 Trophies found at Old Waverly

» Jack Boulder, Mississippi’s premier private investigator, seeks to recover the special Brett Favre MVP exhibit that has been stolen from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. Wednesday, March 4 Jack Boulder arrived at the Elite Restaurant in downtown Jackson at 7:30 a.m. and was shown to a booth next to a mirrored wall. Outside, a chilly rain ...

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PHIL HARDWICK’S THE ALIBI, a serial novel: Chapter 7: Off to Ocean Springs

» Jack Boulder, Mississippi’s premier private investigator, seeks to recover the special Brett Favre MVP exhibit that has been stolen from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. Tuesday, March 3 After interviewing Madison County Supervisor Ruth Ann Tucker, the suspect with an alibi, Jack Boulder called Laura Webster at her Jackson law office to get an update on ...

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PHIL HARDWICK: Finding flexible office space with virtual ease

For the past 25-plus years whether in corporate, academic or government positions I have had some type of office space furnished to me. When I retired last year from a regular job to concentrate more on my own ventures I found myself in need of office space. What I ultimately discovered suited me – and thousands like me – to ...

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PHIL HARDWICK’S THE ALIBI, a serial novel: Chapter 6: An Interview with the Suspect

» Jack Boulder, Mississippi’s premier private investigator, seeks to recover the special Brett Favre MVP exhibit that has been stolen from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. Monday, March 2 Jackson, Mississippi On Monday evening Jack Boulder spent half an hour at his computer and found an online article about Ruth Ann Tucker’s campaign for the Madison County ...

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PHIL HARDWICK’S THE ALIBI, a serial novel: Chapter 5: Following the Trail to Madison County

» Jack Boulder, Mississippi’s premier private investigator, seeks to recover the special Brett Favre MVP exhibit that has been stolen from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. Monday, March 2 Jackson, Mississippi Jack Boulder took the Canton exit off Interstate 55 and drove toward the travel center where Bobby Gates said he delivered the package during the dark ...

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PHIL HARDWICK’S THE ALIBI, a serial novel: Chapter 4: The Press Conference and a Lead

» Jack Boulder, Mississippi’s premier private investigator, seeks to recover the special Brett Favre MVP exhibit that has been stolen from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.   Monday, March 2 Jackson, Mississippi At noon, Captain Robert Richards, Special Operations Unit of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, proceeded to a podium set up in the front of the ...

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