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Soft skills key to successful managers

By   /  Friday, July 22nd, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Soft skills key to successful managers

By Vlad Vaiman Executives often promote outstanding employees to supervisory or managerial positions as part of their strategy to retain the best ones. There is nothing wrong with promoting the best people to management ranks, but the problem is that most of them lack managerial skills. A promotion can start out well but turn into Read More →

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Ocean exploration vital to Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, July 15th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Ocean exploration vital to Tri-Counties

By Melissa Baffa As I write this, the exploration vessel Nautilus is “mowing the lawn,” proceeding back and forth in an orderly march around the Channel Islands, mapping the sea floor. Owned by the Ocean Exploration Trust, an organization founded by Robert Ballard in 2008, the Nautilus is taking a journey through our collective back Read More →

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Fiduciary rule may get watered down

By   /  Friday, July 15th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Fiduciary rule may get watered down

By Burt Williamson The Department of Labor rule that Jim Wisdom addressed in the July 8-14, 2016 issue of the Pacific Coast Business Times is an attempt by the government to weed out unscrupulous sales people who are only looking to make a commission without concern to the long-term impact on the consumer. That would Read More →

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Embracing sustainability worth time, effort

By   /  Friday, July 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Embracing sustainability worth time, effort

By Valeria Makarova Conversations about the role of sustainability in a business organization can become heated. There are many supporters, but a number of skeptics as well. There is no argument that excessive use of hazardous materials, waste generated from production and consumption, and polluted land, air and ocean require proper attention and better management. Read More →

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Financial advisers face higher bar

By   /  Friday, July 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Financial advisers face higher bar

By Jim Wisdom Privately-held employers are already held personally liable for not meeting their fiduciary responsibilities regarding their company-sponsored 401(k) retirement plans. On April 1, 2017, this fiduciary responsibility will also be applied to financial advisers of 401(k)s and IRAs with the Department of Labor’s new fiduciary rule. This new rule will require financial advisers Read More →

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Hill: Planning for a post-Diablo Canyon future

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Hill: Planning for a post-Diablo Canyon future

By Adam Hill As the news of the deal that will close Diablo Canyon continues to reverberate through our community, it’s critical that we begin to plan now for our post-Diablo future. We simply can’t afford to be apathetic or to behave like a broken-hearted lover bemoaning co-dependency. This is perhaps the best test yet Read More →

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Sohn: Brexit will drag down global economy

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Sohn: Brexit will drag down global economy

By Sung Won Sohn The global financial tsunami has begun. The United Kingdom’s vote to split from the European Union marks the first divorce in EU history, so there is no precedent to estimate the magnitude of economic pain in store for the U.K., the EU or the rest of the world. Most likely it Read More →

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