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Op/ed: Caring for Fido after you’re gone – should you set up a pet trust?

By   /  Friday, January 10th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Caring for Fido after you’re gone – should you set up a pet trust?

While not many people have $12 million, or even $2 million, to leave in trust for the care of their family pet, rest assured there are a number of excellent options available for the care of your furry family member when the time comes.

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Op/ed: Tri-county nonprofit trends to watch for in 2014

By   /  Friday, January 3rd, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Tri-county nonprofit trends to watch for in 2014

As one of the largest employers in the Tri-Counties and a provider of vital services, the nonprofit sector is critical to the region’s well being. Let’s look at trends nonprofits will experience in two key areas for 2014: fundraising and marketing.

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Op/ed: Your holiday gift to your community should be supporting local businesses

By   /  Friday, December 6th, 2013  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Your holiday gift to your community should be supporting local businesses

Studies show that in cities where small businesses account for a relatively large share of the economy, communities thrive because citizens are more connected to each other, more engaged and more likely to work together to solve problems.

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Op/ed: Maintaining the talent flow — How to retain your best workers

By   /  Friday, November 29th, 2013  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Maintaining the talent flow — How to retain your best workers

The ever-increasing focus on the effective management of people, especially those who are key to an organization’s success, is one of the most important developments in management in the past 15 years. Starting with a seminal McKinsey study in 1998 and the authors’ 2001 book “The War for Talent,” the field of talent management has gained much respect and attention from scholars and practitioners across industries and national boundaries.

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Op/ed: Examining the ethics of Obamacare

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2013  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Examining the ethics of Obamacare

What should we make of the ethics of the Affordable Care Act? In evaluating President Obama’s signature legislation, we need to consider if the the ends of having universal coverage justify the means of forcing people to obtain coverage.

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Op/ed: Third-World infrastructure hampers Vietnam’s progress in fast-growth Asia

By   /  Friday, November 15th, 2013  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Third-World infrastructure hampers Vietnam’s progress in fast-growth Asia

The hybrid Chinese economy on display in Shanghai and Beijing pales in comparison to Hong Kong’s thriving private enterprise, but looks amazing compared to the socialist-blended capitalism of Vietnam.

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Op/ed: Looking at the opportunities and challenges for Ventura County’s energy sector

By   /  Friday, November 8th, 2013  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Looking at the opportunities and challenges for Ventura County’s energy sector

Kudos to the Ventura County Economic Development Association for its excellent report and program, “Energy Balance: Future Opportunities and Challenges” presented on Oct. 25 at the Ventura County Schools Conference Center.

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