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Internet of Things lights up CES

By   /  Friday, January 15th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Technology  /  Comments Off on Internet of Things lights up CES

By David Newton LAS VEGAS — Another year at the Consumer Electronics Show and more records fell. Attendance topped 173,000 — including 50,000 from outside the U.S. — with 3,800 exhibitors covering 2.5 million square feet. But this year did not have any truly impressive, jaw-dropping product-tech debuts and felt very much like the last Read More →

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Norovirus at Chipotle in Simi Valley troubling

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2016  /  Banking Industry, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Restaurants  /  Comments Off on Norovirus at Chipotle in Simi Valley troubling

Chipotle is an iconic consumer brand that until recently stood for hip, healthy and high-quality fast food for a high-tech generation. But lately, the Denver-based restaurant chain has been devastated by health-related problems, including a series of E. coli incidents. The once favored spot for a new generation is looking about as relevant as a Read More →

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Top 10 ‘wish list’ for leadership

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Top 10 ‘wish list’ for leadership

Many Americans would agree that our nation is more divided than ever and could use a new crop of leaders. Here’s my New Year “wish list” for better leadership and a new focus in areas ranging from politics to sports to business to universities to the military. 1. A cessation of inflammatory, hurtful and incendiary Read More →

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It’s déjà vu for investment bankers

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on It’s déjà vu for investment bankers

We’ve been there before. The movie “The Big Short” explains how and why the financial services industry helped to bring down our economy during 2007-08. Banks took home mortgage loans that were made based on shaky credit and pooled them into a basket of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) that were backed by the homes. These were Read More →

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Ventura County firefighters do great job with Solimar Fire

By   /  Friday, January 1st, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ventura County firefighters do great job with Solimar Fire

Ventura County firefighters are a dedicated bunch. Once again, they made their point, proving over Christmas weekend that their ability to fight fires and protect private property are unmatched on the Central Coast. The so-called Solimar Fire broke out early in the morning of Dec. 26 and quickly jumped Highway 101, threatening beachside enclaves. The Read More →

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Workplace stress: use it or lose it

By   /  Friday, January 1st, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Workplace stress: use it or lose it

Workplace stress is a very individual phenomenon. It can kill through hypertension and mismanaged emotions. On the other hand, it can be a very valuable tool for leaders at every level to use to motivate their folks. Let’s take a look at the phenomenon of stress. Unmanaged stress is likely the single most important and Read More →

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Be honest and realize that it’s OK to say no to your business — really

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Be honest and realize that it’s OK to say no to your business — really

By Ray Bowman I am often asked, “What does it take to grow a thriving business?” However, some of the more critical questions people should be asking — and often don’t — are, “How do I decide whether or not to grow or start a business?” and “Should I even start one in the first Read More →

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