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Our view: Congress should allow ‘dreamers’ to stay in U.S.

By   /  Friday, September 8th, 2017  /  Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Congress should allow ‘dreamers’ to stay in U.S.

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Liberal arts education good for entrepreneurs

By   /  Friday, September 1st, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Liberal arts education good for entrepreneurs

By Mike Panesis Question: What’s the one question a liberal arts university graduate needs to know? Answer: Do you want fries with that? When you’re the butt of jokes, you hear them all. The public concludes that a liberal arts education is useless without truly understanding it. So, let’s first reflect on its true purpose Read More →

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Our view: Sexual abuse bill would protect entrepreneurs from investors

By   /  Friday, September 1st, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Sexual abuse bill would protect entrepreneurs from investors

Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has been getting well-deserved national attention for a timely effort to address sexual abuse in the venture capital industry. She has introduced a draft of SB 224, a bill that aims to deter investors from making unwanted sexual advances to entrepreneurs seeking funding. Her effort comes at a time when Read More →

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Vacations good for employees and employers

By   /  Friday, August 25th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Vacations good for employees and employers

By Jonathan Fraser Light As we near Labor Day, it is important to remember that vacations for employees are a good idea. We all need to re-charge our batteries. Western Europe has it figured it out; employees receive several weeks off a year and companies don’t even bother to try to get much commerce done Read More →

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Our view: Cap and trade program shows power of markets

By   /  Friday, August 25th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Cap and trade program shows power of markets

California’s experiment with a market-based solution to reduce carbon emissions took a step toward becoming a reality Aug. 22, when the latest round of bidding for cap-and-trade permits went off without a hitch. In fact, the permit auction drew close to $1 billion, creating perhaps as much as $640 million in revenue for the state. Read More →

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Our view: Break the gridlock on economic vitality

By   /  Friday, August 18th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Break the gridlock on economic vitality

It’s time for communities across the tri-county region to cast off their legacy of squabbling over sales tax revenue and work together on a robust model for economic vitality. That was our takeaway after traveling to Colorado’s Front Range cities of Boulder and Denver with business and community leaders from the San Luis Obispo Chamber Read More →

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Align employees with your company culture

By   /  Friday, August 18th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Align employees with your company culture

By Sumantra Sengupta Over the years, I have had the pleasure of serving a range of organizations from cool startups to the Fortune 100 global giants. Very little of what I learned in business school prepared me for the various mental machinations that I had to perform to align and succeed in these different environments. Read More →

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