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Inclusion Isn’t as Inclusive as We’ve Been Told

May 21, 2019
With all the billions invested in corporate diversity initiatives, why does the goal always seem to be out of reach? OK, here is what set me off: an email from the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce promoting in big… more

Something Familiar, Something New …

May 21, 2019
The 2019 Ingram’s 100 has something of a fresh look this year—which is both a good thing and a bit of a discouragement for those of us cheering in the stands as the game of growth unfolds. The part that… more

The Ingram’s 100: Something Familiar, Something New …

May 21, 2019
The 2019 Ingram’s 100 has something of a fresh look this year—which is both a good thing and a bit of a discouragement for those of us cheering in the stands as the game of growth unfolds. The part that… more

Time to Align to Fight Crime in Kansas City

Feb 22, 2019
You live long enough, and you do what we do for a living here at Ingram’s, you start to realize that othing happens in a vacuum—everything in business, just like in life, is connected. Sometimes, it’s hard to see those… more

Has Kansas City Become a Second-World City?

Feb 22, 2019
Remember when we worried whether Kansas City was becoming a second-class city? Those were the days. Today, with the winter not nearly through, I am worried that Kansas City is becoming a second-world city. To put this worry in perspective,… more

What’s in Store for 2019

Dec 17, 2018
As we wind down the year, our team at Ingram’s is focused forward on our 45th Anniversary year. The harsh reality of years in business for a media property is that they tend to correlate with dog years and they’re… more

Five Non-Profits, Two Babies and One Kidney

Dec 17, 2018
Last year at this time, I wrote a column here headlined “Five Nonprofits and a Baby.” The column told the story of Peter Northcott and his wife, Becca, and the adoption of their baby girl, Philomena. The column concluded, “There… more

Five Non-Profits, Two Babies and One Kidney

Dec 12, 2018
Last year at this time, I wrote a column here headlined “Five Nonprofits and a Baby.” The column told the story of Peter Northcott and his wife, Becca, and the adoption of their baby girl, Philomena. The column concluded, “There… more

What Election Fraud Looks Like Up Close

Nov 19, 2018
In the 1980s, I secured a front-row seat on a stunningly corrupt municipal election, one that could take place just as easily today in many of America’s larger cities, maybe even in Kansas City. But back then at least, all… more

Campaign Fatigue

Nov 19, 2018
I often consider how unique it would be to have lived in  a different time and witnessed a variety of historic events. One of those preferred eras for me would have been during the founding of our nation and the… more