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Businesses must function autonomously

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Businesses must function autonomously

By Linda-Marie Sundstrom In 2015, point-of-sale computers at Starbucks went down — resulting in outages at 8,000 stores in the United States and Canada. Baristas were unable to accept payment for drinks so they either gave the product away or closed their stores. They couldn’t function autonomously. During disasters, businesses can find themselves without power, Read More →

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Eich: Dedication to customers key to success

By   /  Friday, June 17th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Eich: Dedication to customers key to success

By Ritch Eich The Apple Farm in San Luis Obispo stuck with me after my last visit, and it wasn’t just the lovely antique furnishings or cozy country décor. The service and overall hospitality were second-to-none, leading me to correspond with several key staffers in an effort to learn how the Apple Farm achieves its Read More →

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Policy normalization must continue

By   /  Friday, June 10th, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Policy normalization must continue

By Dan E. Hamilton Since 2008, the Federal Reserve has been engaged in an unprecedented experiment, one without any economic theory to recommend it. Its policies are internally inconsistent. Some work to restrict credit. Others ease credit. The 2007 failure of New Century Financial, a leading subprime lender, did not derail the economy. However, when Read More →

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Ventura County leader in water management

By   /  Friday, May 27th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ventura County leader in water management

By Matthew Fienup As forecasts of torrential El Nino rains have given way to the hard reality of another year of drought on the Central Coast, calls to punish farmers or to seize farmers’ water are once again being voiced. Not only do these calls embody ignorance of California water law, but in Ventura County Read More →

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Turn diversity into a strategic advantage

By   /  Friday, May 27th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Turn diversity into a strategic advantage

By Mohan Maheswaran Unleashing the creative thinking and world experiences of a diverse executive team along with a diverse global workforce is simply the best answer to solving today’s complex global challenges in the global competitive environment we live in. At Semtech, the subject of diversity is never raised as it is simply part of Read More →

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New regulation allows everyone to invest in private companies

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on New regulation allows everyone to invest in private companies

By Daniel S. Fabiano Until now, private businesses were banned from soliciting the public for equity investments. At the same time, individual investors were barred from trying their hand at investing in private businesses unless they were accredited investors (making $200,000 per year or possessing $1 million in personal assets) or had a relationship with Read More →

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Preparing today’s military leaders for tomorrow

By   /  Friday, May 13th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Preparing today’s military leaders for tomorrow

  By Mary Anne Rooney A diverse group of 150 guests gathered at the National Security Forum of the Air War College this past week at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. I was nominated by an alumni of the NSF through my membership in the Oxnard Ambassadors and was honored to be selected Read More →

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