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Marketing, innovation important but sales skills critical

By   /  Friday, April 22nd, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Marketing, innovation important but sales skills critical

By Jim Cathcart In a recent discussion at a business school in California, it was pointed out that the curriculum had plenty of marketing and entrepreneurship courses, plus even some innovation courses, but none on sales skills. The rationale was, “Sales gets covered in the other courses so there’s no need for a separate class.” Read More →

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Profit not a dirty word for businesses

By   /  Friday, April 22nd, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Profit not a dirty word for businesses

  By Gary Wechter I must say I was outraged after reading Steven Mintz’ op-ed, “Minimum wage hike a moral issue,” in the April 8 issue. “Outraged” when at the end of the article I learn that Mintz is a professor in the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I asked Read More →

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Knowing public policy good business

By   /  Friday, April 15th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Knowing public policy good business

By Loredana Carson As we go about our daily life, laws are being made, bills are being sponsored, government officials are grappling with problems and politicians are building their careers on issues that are of great importance to the business community. Everyone should pay attention to these public policy matters, but business leaders need more Read More →

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Minimum wage hike a moral issue

By   /  Friday, April 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Minimum wage hike a moral issue

By Steven Mintz California is frequently a bellwether state with respect to workplace ethics issues. Exhibit A is the recently adopted law that mandates a minimum wage of $15 by the end of 2022. Under a deal reached with state lawmakers on April 4, the state minimum wage will rise to $10.50 on Jan. 1, Read More →

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America has misguided history of taxation

By   /  Friday, April 1st, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on America has misguided history of taxation

By David Newton Do you know the full story of the misguided history of taxation in the U.S.? My book, “The Misguided History of American Taxes,” examines: • The origin – when did each tax start? • The rationale – why was it started? • The madness – how did it ever end up so Read More →

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Getting nonprofit governance right critical

By   /  Friday, April 1st, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Getting nonprofit governance right critical

By Charles Maxey and Lauren Arzu Management guru Peter Drucker once wrote that nonprofit institutions are not only central to American society but that they are its most distinguishing feature. Nonprofits provide a vast range of critical services and programming to enhance the quality of life through arts, education, environment, healthcare, animals, and human and Read More →

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Change bankers’ incentives to get big

By   /  Friday, March 25th, 2016  /  Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Change bankers’ incentives to get big

  By Bill Watkins In popular culture, there are “good” industries and “evil” industries. Oil has held the most hated position of the evil list for generations and is likely to hold it until there is no more oil. Farming, once solidly on the good list, is moving to the evil list because its critics Read More →

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