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Successful leadership must be sustained

By   /  Friday, November 11th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Successful leadership must be sustained

By Greg Van Ness Leading successfully is challenging, as anyone who has tackled a leadership role knows well. Much has been written and will continue to be written about the keys to successful leadership — in fact, Amazon currently lists more than 180,000 entries for “leadership books” on its website. Leaders make an outsized impact Read More →

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Small business backlash fueled Trump’s victory

By   /  Friday, November 11th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Small business backlash fueled Trump’s victory

When the Business Times asked Labor Secretary Tom Perez last spring if the Obamacare mandates, new overtime rules and other new regulations amounted to a war on small business, he dismissed us with a wave of the hand. “Predictions of disaster amount to exactly that,” he said. On Nov. 8 the disaster arrived. And it Read More →

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Our democracy needs you to vote on Nov. 8

By   /  Friday, November 4th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our democracy needs you to vote on Nov. 8

Forget all the talk about rigged elections. Dismiss idle chatter that votes don’t matter. Do not be discouraged by all the negative ads. America was founded on the principle that individual citizens should choose their leaders and the purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to state clearly that our nation should not be subject Read More →

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Measure AA, Measure F deserve voter support

By   /  Friday, October 28th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Measure AA, Measure F deserve voter support

Ventura County has a lot at stake in the 2016 election. Voters on Nov. 8 will be asked to weigh in on two key issues that will help chart the future of the county and surrounding areas. The first is transportation. With Measure AA, which this newspaper has endorsed, voters are being asked to approve Read More →

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Don’t let overhead kill your business

By   /  Friday, October 28th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Don’t let overhead kill your business

By Lee Schuh Many businesses consider overhead to be the No. 1 impediment to reaching their business goals. However, it isn’t overhead that is the problem but rather the results of poor planning for the future growth of the business. This is certainly true for companies growing relatively fast. We will use the term overhead Read More →

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Proposition 61 will not cure sky high drug prices

By   /  Friday, October 21st, 2016  /  Editorials, Health Care, Latest news, Law, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Proposition 61 will not cure sky high drug prices

Proposition 61 goes before California voters in just a few weeks. And as the Business Times reported on Oct. 14, Amgen, the Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant, along with other major drug companies, is spending millions to oppose Proposition 61 and its plan to control drug prices. Proponents promote the David vs. Goliath aspect of their Read More →

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Being in charge of a company does not make you a leader

By   /  Friday, October 21st, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Being in charge of a company does not make you a leader

By Ritch K. Eich It’s been a bad year for some top business, media and political leaders. Roger Ailes, the founder, former chairman and CEO of Fox News, was ousted after numerous complaints of sexual harassment surfaced. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned as head of the Democratic National Committee after a leak exposed efforts to Read More →

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