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Ojai company leads way to reliable, clean energy

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ojai company leads way to reliable, clean energy

By Jan Dietrick The Feb. 10 article in the Pacific Coast Business Times, “Power to the people: SimpliPhi to double production at Ojai battery storage plant,” about how the Ojai company is positioning itself for growth, can be viewed through the lens of current trends in energy policy. Policy-makers in California and Washington, D.C., should Read More →

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Profits should not be considered a dirty word

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Profits should not be considered a dirty word

By Lee Schuh My wife and I recently overheard a boisterous group of 20-something women bemoan the evils of profit while we ate an early dinner at our favorite restaurant. They blamed their poor-paying jobs on those who get the profits. They complained that these profit-takers are the only ones benefiting in this society. The Read More →

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Estate tax changes threaten small businesses

By   /  Friday, February 10th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Estate tax changes threaten small businesses

Jim Lisi By Jim Lisi In addition to the disproportionate effect of the estate tax on family farms highlighted by Business Times staff writer Marissa Nall, other estate tax issues are also lurking. In December, the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service held hearings on proposed regulation changes to Section 2704 of the tax code. The Read More →

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Organizational politics key to results

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Organizational politics key to results

By Bruce Gillies Organizational politics have a bad reputation. As a leadership coach, I’ve heard many employees describe them as an impediment to getting things done. For some, the joy of receiving a promotion is tempered by the fear of getting pulled into workplace politics. In reality, organizational politics are a powerful, and almost always Read More →

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Globalization vs. isolation for American business

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Globalization vs. isolation for American business

By Gil Cisneros The Chamber of the Americas participants have been in an ongoing conversation about the future of international trade and business, especially as it relates to the Western Hemisphere, an area that has been largely neglected as our country attempts to reestablish its economic footing after the Great Recession and engages in a Read More →

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Public relations perspective helps boards of directors be successful

By   /  Friday, January 27th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Public relations perspective helps boards of directors be successful

By Ross K. Goldberg Boards of directors are a curious lot. Some are comprised of investors who administer with short-term vision, accountable to shareholders’ quarterly earnings. Some serve in strictly an advisory capacity to a parent company that retains ultimate power. Some organizations have boards comprised of publicly elected officials who govern in accordance with Read More →

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Spiritual principles can drive success

By   /  Tuesday, January 24th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  1 Comment

By Virginia Gean According to QSR magazine’s annual drive-thru report issued in October, Chick-fil-A is not only ranked as our nation’s best fast-food restaurant based on customer satisfaction, but is also considered the most polite restaurant in the country. The recent rankings for Chick-fil-A come after the restaurant generated more revenue per location than any Read More →

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