Post Election: Now What?

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on November 09, 2016  /   Posted in Articles

Ok, the election is over. Now what? This is a great time to consider what this country should become and it starts with you. Roughly 120,000,000 people voted: Trump won the electoral race, Clinton the popular vote. Clearly, America is divided. What we do next, as “winners” and “losers”, can help heal this country, or
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Pre-Election 2016: The Power

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on October 26, 2016  /   Posted in Articles

In everyday life, how much do you care about total strangers? It’s safe to say that you don’t really think all much about them. Apart from brief encounters (at the market, while driving, etc.), your feeling towards strangers is most likely indifference.  You don’t know enough about them to like them or hate them. There’s
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The People Ingredient: A Craft Brewery’s Biggest Threat?

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on August 14, 2016  /   Posted in Articles

By Jason Gladfelter, Director of Brewery Mediation Network This article expands on the article written by Ed Sealover published in the Denver Business Journal Aug. 5th: “What Ails Colorado Brewing“.  Craft brewing is (still) booming. The Colorado economy alone sees $1.15 billion from the burgeoning brewery business, and currently there are more than 300 brewing
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How to Speak to a “…Lives Matter” Supporter, Because You Must

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on July 15, 2016  /   Posted in Articles

Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter. Which do you support? Don’t answer just yet. Let’s take a look at the controversy surrounding them. Black Lives Matter has been criticized for concentrating only on black lives. Retorts like, “what about other lives?” and “why are blacks so special?” are popular. Perhaps the most common response
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What does beer mean to you?

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on July 08, 2016  /   Posted in Articles

What does beer mean to you? Sounds like a silly question. After all, beer is just a beverage. Sure, water means life…but beer? It’s just water with extra stuff in it. Yet it’s so much more. You don’t just throw the ingredients in a blender and hit “puree”. Brewing beer is a science. Dr. Paul
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Craft Beer Finance and Investment Conference, Aug. 24-25. San Diego, CA

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on June 22, 2016  /   Posted in Uncategorized

Jason will be speaking at the Craft Beer Finance and Investment Conference in San Diego. His presentation will highlight the challenges every brewery faces from within: what happens when (not if) disagreements arise between brewer, manager, investor, staff and consumers. Jason will present options for breweries in how they can handle these instances and outline
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Long ride through court for Oasis, Texas Brewing’s trademark… |

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on May 04, 2016  /   Posted in Uncategorized

An example of an escalated disagreement. “You’ve got to make sure you’re iron-clad so you don’t spend a quarter of a million bucks in legal fees sorting out something that was yours in the first place.” Or, try mediation… Over and over, the craft beer industry describes itself as a community, an oversized group of like-minded
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Important aspects of divorce situations

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on March 09, 2016  /   Posted in Articles

ARTICLE LINK: 5 Insane But True Facts About High Conflict Divorce   Mediation is useful in just about any divorce situation. When emotions run high, and justifiably so, it is vital to manage them without minimizing their importance and meaning. Mediators are there to help acknowledge, understand, express and manage clients’ emotions en route to amicable
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