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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 1: The Break-in

» 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.   By PHIL HARDWICK   Chapter 1: The Break-in Early Saturday Morning, February 28, 2015 The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Jackson, Mississippi At precisely 4:04 A.M. the burglar ...

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PHIL HARDWICK: Which should a business value most: employees, stockholders, customers or products/services?

If  you, a business owner, had to choose, which of the following would you place more emphasis on: Employees, stockholders/investors, customers or products/services? It’s tempting to say that all are equally important. But what if I told you that those companies that value employees more are more successful? At least, that is what the evidence suggests. From 1997 – 2013 ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Turning things around: Two companies and one federal agency

The cover of the current issue of the Harvard Business Review proclaims, “Making Strategy Work – How to Avoid the Traps and Execute Brilliantly.” Strategy is about how to achieve goals. It is especially important for companies that were once flying high, but have found themselves at a lower altitude. Turning around a struggling company is a daunting task. So ...

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PHIL HARDWICK: When Bill Cooley talks, people listen

Back in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s there was a string of commercials for a stock brokerage firm that featured someone, usually a professional-type in a public setting, having a conversation with another person. One person would ask, “What does your broker say?” The other person would reply, “My broker is E.F. Hutton, and E.F. Hutton says…” At that ...

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PHIL HARDWICK: License plates — the good, bad and ugly

License plates, or car tags as they are called in some states, are getting more attention. Some of the attention and related issues are good, some are bad and some are just plain ugly. First, the good. License plates allow for identification of vehicles. One can only imagine what it would be like if there were no license plates. They ...

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PHIL HARDWICK: When will Mississippi change its culture?

  “Where are you going?” yelled the fisherman still in the boat. “We have to save these children?” “I’m going upstream, and find out who’s throwing these babies in the water,” he replied. Perhaps it is time to talk about something that we in Mississippi do not want to discuss publicly, but which we lament privately. And that is our ...

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