Real estate trends in life science industry

The life science industry occupies a significant portion of real estate in San Diego and is evolving at a rapid pace. At a recent CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) San Diego educational lunch program, led by Crista Swan of Project Managers Advisors Inc., a panel of experts discussed the driving factors that are changing the industry and the innovations the real estate community is implementing in response. Four key trends emerged.

August 22, 2014

The most ‘socialist’ states in the US

A friend of mine sent me a Web article on the subject of identifying which U.S. states most exhibit a “socialist” approach to governance. The metric used was the ratio of state gross domestic product (GDP) that government spending represented. It then listed the top 10 “socialist” states and the bottom 10 by this percentage metric, and described the state government as controlled by either Democrats or Republicans, drawing a narrative conclusion correlating “socialism” with Democrats.

August 22, 2014

Proposition to overturn Citizens United has pitfalls

Whichever way Californians vote this fall on Proposition 49, which aims to persuade Congress to pass a constitutional amendment overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision on political fundraising, they will send a dangerous message to the rest of America.

August 22, 2014

Will a split Republican Party rally?

With the ashes settled from the crash and burn of the Republican campaign of 2012, it is a good time to reflect on some basic problems. Editorial pages and business magazines are full of advice. Broadcasters add their biased opinions for solutions to help the conservative wing of the party win young and ethnic voters.

August 21, 2014

Start at the top to make a sale

If you’ve never been to the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, you’re missing an exceptional experience and an incredible lesson in sales.

August 20, 2014

Net neutrality is crucial for commerce, consumers

Since it was invented, the Internet has become a necessity in the lives of many. With it, we engage in commerce, games, communication, learning, and we start and grow businesses. Our transactions can transverse the globe in the matter of seconds. It’s really the one invention that can change lives in the blink of an eye from the comfort of our living rooms.

August 20, 2014

The Ferguson feeding frenzy

The most poisonous "ism" now infecting Ferguson, Mo., is not virulent racism. It's viral narcissism.

August 20, 2014

Never giving up can turn a life around

There is a persistent belief that former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave a five-word commencement speech at Harrow School, his alma mater. The story goes that he walked to the center of the stage and said, “Never, never, never give up.” And then, according to the tale, he sat down.

August 19, 2014
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