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Guest commentary: WTF: Real estate off 60%, stocks off 80%

By   /  Friday, June 14th, 2024  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Guest commentary: WTF: Real estate off 60%, stocks off 80%

By John Grace WTF, an acronym commonly known as ‘What the Fish!’ is used here to highlight the alarming state of the real estate and stock markets.  Instead of getting high on hopium, let’s not trivialize the potential market downturns.  The situation is grave: stocks may experience a drastic decline of 70-90%, and real estate Read More →

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Guest commentary: Rebuilding after disruptive leadership departure

By   /  Friday, May 31st, 2024  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Guest commentary: Rebuilding after disruptive leadership departure

By Vlad Vaiman An organizational leader’s departure amid allegations of disruptive leadership brings forth a variety of complex challenges and potential opportunities. An effective transition strategy is crucial for rebuilding trust, restoring a positive culture, and establishing effective governance. An organization grappling with the departure of a disruptive leader can find solace in this attempt Read More →

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Guest commentary: A threat to organizational success: The unseen impact of enablers in toxic leadership

By   /  Friday, May 10th, 2024  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Guest commentary: A threat to organizational success: The unseen impact of enablers in toxic leadership

By Vlad Vaiman  Toxic leadership can do significant harm to organizations, resulting in a tarnished work climate and eventual stagnation or failure.  While the spotlight is frequently focused on the toxic leader, it is critical to investigate the enablers who encourage and perpetuate this conduct. These facilitators, typically in vice president or equivalent positions, play Read More →

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Guest commentary: Don’t live with losses, limit losses instead

By   /  Friday, May 10th, 2024  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Guest commentary: Don’t live with losses, limit losses instead

By John Grace In the same decade, the securities and real estate industries failed investors twice, in 2000-02 and 2008-09.  It happened again in 2022. Reflecting on my time as a 15-year-old Boy Scout working as a summer camp counselor at Lake Arrowhead Scout Camps, determined to attain the rank of Eagle Scout, I recall Read More →

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Guest commentary: Making lemonade out of lemons

By   /  Friday, April 12th, 2024  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Guest commentary: Making lemonade out of lemons

By John Grace There’s a stark divide among experts regarding the future of artificial intelligence (AI). While some see it as a surefire path to wealth, others are gripped by the fear that it could become our master.  We accept that AI enables machines to perform advanced, humanlike functions and promises breakthroughs in health care, Read More →

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Guest commentary: Key Inflection Points for a Late-Stage Tech Startup

By   /  Monday, April 8th, 2024  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Guest commentary: Key Inflection Points for a Late-Stage Tech Startup

By Scott Olmsted & Gabriel Simon The Central Coast is a thriving tech hub, home to some of the world’s leading companies with operations in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.   It’s an exciting entrepreneurial ecosystem, dubbed the “Silicon Coast,” for good reason, especially when you include the region also being home to two Read More →

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Guest commentary: Seven tips for women to prepare their pitch presentation 

By   /  Monday, March 25th, 2024  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Guest commentary: Seven tips for women to prepare their pitch presentation 

By Lois Phillips Pitching a bold idea has the potential to advance your career and can be lucrative. An innovative product, service, or operational improvement can benefit everyone.  In today’s complex, uncertain world, organizations need to create a culture in which it’s safe to offer ways to shake things up, be more efficient, find new Read More →