So you just don't have the time to go through periodicals, looking for the articles and ideas that are important to your business. Maybe you should take a tip from Wesley L. Creel, president of Houston-based Creel Morrell Inc., a fast-growing graphic-design company. Creel has an assistant who, in his free time, peruses selected publications and marks the pieces worth reading. "He knows exactly what I'm looking for," says Creel. "I trained him." Initially, he explains, they both read the publications, and Creel pointed out the kind of articles he wanted to see. Now, his assistant takes the first pass, allowing Creel to use his reading time more efficiently.