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PHIL HARDWICK — The strangest eminent domain case ever

There is an intriguing eminent domain case going on in south Mississippi. It involves a popular, well-known local eatery, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), the local county government and a 100-foot strip of land alongside a highway. The real estate issue is property value, but that is only the beginning. Let’s begin with a brief, but incomplete factual timeline ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Business Communication 101: The latest thing

The message that is sent is never the message that is received. Two things about the history of communication are clear: The methods of communicating have evolved and the rate of change has accelerated. The methods have run the gamut from grunts and hand signals to email and texting. In modern times the rate of change is so great that ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — What remarkable associations do that others don’t

Why do some organizations thrive and really make a difference when others seem to be just hanging on? One thorough research project revealed that there are several things that make a significant difference in the success of associations. This research, which was conducted by the American Association of Society Executives, was presented in a book entitled 7 Measures of Success: ...

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Quality of life: It’s all about the perspective

Is the quality of life in your community on the way up, going down or staying the same? Ask that question to a group of residents, and chances are that the response to that question will not be unanimous. Why? It’s all about perspective. Perspective is a way of looking at things. It is all that can be seen from ...

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Hardwick to lead MAPE

The Mississippi Association of Partners in Education recently elected new officers and board members. Board member Phil Hardwick of The Hardwick Company, LLC, was elected president. Board member Maggie Stevenson of Mississippi Public Broadcasting was elected first vice president, and Vickie Powell of Mississippi Economic Council was re-elected secretary. Officers returning to fulfill remaining terms are 2nd Vice President Leslie ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Smartphone apps for public officials

Nearly two-thirds of Americans now have smartphones. And on those smartphones are so-called apps of every description. How extensive are smartphone apps? From July 2008 to June 2016 there has been a cumulative total of 130 billion apps downloaded from Apples app store. What does it all mean? And what are the must-have apps for a smartphone? So what is ...

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