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Go, Chargers, go – probably

I really don’t care much for football and therefore can be totally objective when I opine on the team’s future. I have taken the opportunity, however, to study the team’s economics over the past decade and have a few thoughts on the subject.

October 30, 2014

Say it ain't so, Joe

After 14 years of sustained professionalism as The Daily Transcript’s editor, Mr. Joe Guerin, is moving to KPBS.

October 29, 2014

From networking to new business, BNI helps deliver

I’ve been attending networking clubs and networking meetings for the better part of 25 years.

October 29, 2014

The spectacular self-immolation of Wendy Davis

Wendy Russell Davis is on fire. And I don't mean that in a good way.

October 29, 2014

Confirm, reject, repeat, then wait, wait, wait

It’s been years since my last visit to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. In the past I’ve able to complete California driver’s license renewals by mail. This year I have to appear in person.

October 28, 2014

Lame duck governor: More than a caretaker?

During his first eight years as governor in the 1970s, Jerry Brown was so imaginative about what state government could do that he won the nickname “Gov. Moonbeam.” It took Brown, then in his 30s, to theorize that a state could launch its own communication satellite. And that a governor should deal person-to-person with presidents and prime ministers of foreign countries. Common-sense ideas today, but visionary in the 1970s.

October 28, 2014

Dreamforce conference built on a cloud

This month I attended Dreamforce, the world’s largest software conference, put on by the $5.5 billion company Salesforce, founded in 1999 by Mark Benioff.

October 27, 2014

Kashkari’s fire may give him a future

No candidate likes to admit in October that he has virtually no chance to win the office he’s running for. So it is today with Neel Kashkari, the Republican nominee — read: sacrificial lamb — who is Gov. Jerry Brown’s re-election opponent.

October 27, 2014

Why apprenticeship is a good idea in today's job market

Workforce development experts are placing an increased emphasis on apprenticeship as an excellent post-secondary education alternative to a college degree. However, apprenticeship, which prepares individuals for many highly skilled professions, is often not clearly understood.

October 24, 2014

Whose decision is it, anyway?

This week’s column will reveal a fundamental secret of leadership that has the potential to dramatically improve your business’ ability to succeed, grow and adapt. This one idea can significantly reduce your time and money spent on programs to develop leaders in your organization. It will greatly increase your capacity to contribute meaningfully yourself, in fewer work hours.

October 24, 2014
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