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Mophie Space Pack offers more battery power, memory

If there’s one thing our smartphones need more of, it’s battery power. On a recent trip I exhausted my iPhone 5s’s battery by noon. It was partially due to my hotel having poor WiFi and needing to use my phone as a hot spot. But with all the new things we’re doing with our phones — playing games, browsing the Internet, reading books and watching videos — there’s rarely enough battery power to get through the day, particularly with iPhones.

April 14, 2014

Golf course raises a stink; owner pursues ballot measure

The political travails surrounding the future of the fenced-in Escondido Country Clubhouse and its abandoned golf course continue into the second year this month. Its owner is now circulating a petition to allow an initiative on the November ballot that would free up the property for residential development.

April 14, 2014

Trading in highfliers is only investing in fantasy

Over my 30 years of investing, I have been told, “Brent, you don’t understand the growth of this company or that company.”

April 11, 2014

Lots of reasons not to trust state government

Californians don’t trust their state government. That’s nothing really new, but right now there’s as much cause for distrust as ever before in modern times.

April 11, 2014

The value of a coffee-stained performance review

I was talking with Garry Ridge, CEO of WD-40 Company, this morning about our recently concluded global human resources conference. We convene once a year to share ideas, solve mutual challenges and plan for the future. One of the areas we explored was how to improve our performance review tools.

April 11, 2014

Focusing on risk will not reduce global warming

Risk is the new, vague, one-word mantra circulating within the climate change community, the polite shortcut to knowledge. A sophisticated sounding word, risk is more aptly a substitute word meaning bad things. It can mean risk of loss or probability, but who really knows? It just sounds good.

April 10, 2014

Showdown at SeaWorld

Animal lovers are freaking out over the perceived treatment of the orca whales that are the celebrity stars of SeaWorld’s Shamu show. They claim keeping these striking wild mammals in captivity to entertain thousands of spectators is cruel and inhumane.

April 10, 2014

Questions that matter most in a sales presentation

When you’re giving your sales presentation, do you really know what the customer is thinking or what they’re asking themselves as you’re presenting?

April 9, 2014
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