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10 Truths We Forget Too Easily

Nov 03, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , , ,

It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and weekly routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot. Some of life’s essential truths need repeating. Keep this list handy and give it a read any time you need a boost. 1. Being Busy Does […]

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$68-billion California bullet train project likely to overshoot budget and deadline targets

Oct 29, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

Ralph Bardavedian The monumental task of building California’s bullet train will require punching 36 miles of tunnels through the geologically complex mountains north of Los Angeles. Crews will have to cross the tectonic boundary that separates the North American and Pacific plates, boring through a jumble of fractured rock formations and a maze of earthquake […]

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Gov. Brown signs climate change bill to spur renewable energy, efficiency standards

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Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles before signing a pared-down climate change bill that will increase renewable energy generation and make buildings more energy efficient. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Chris Megerian and Javier Panzar Contact Reporters California launched an ambitious effort Wednesday to expand renewable energy and increase […]

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These 10 Peter Drucker Quotes May Change Your World

Oct 02, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

My first college business professor was a fanatical Peter Drucker devotee. He launched our course with a dissection of Drucker’s The Effective Executive and concluded with a thorough reading of The Practice of Management. Through my professor’s tireless evangelism, I developed a keen appetite for the timeless wisdom of this prescient thought leader. Young entrepreneurs unfamiliar with Drucker would do well […]

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Multi-Disciplined: Why the Best Entrepreneurs Can Wear Many Hats

Sep 24, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Entrepreneurship isn’t a singular job. It’s actually better seen (and thought of) as an amalgamation of different jobs. You oversee a number of different departments as your organization grows, and you take care of duties ranging from the very large (securing venture funding) to the very small (paying your office water bill). Generally, the fewer people you have working […]

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Calling all construction hands: Builders need more help but can’t find it

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Sept. 14, 2015 A survey by the Associated General Contractors of America trade group said the industry may be running out of construction workers. SAM GANGWER, FILE PHOTO By JONATHAN LANSNER California construction workers: Help wanted! For a modest price. The Associated General Contractors of America trade group released a survey last week detailing a […]

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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Idea Moves Forward With Test Track Construction, But Don’t Book Your Tickets Just Yet

Aug 27, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , , ,

By Jeff Stone An artist’s rendering of a possible Hyperloop station as constructed by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. The company announced this week it will try to help put Elon Musk’s futuristic transportation plan into action. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Press Few took Elon Musk seriously when, back in 2013, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors […]

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8 Team-Building Mistakes Richard Branson Would Never Make

Aug 21, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , , ,

August 18, 2015 By John Rampton Richard Branson has launched more than 100 Virgin companies since starting Virgin as a mail order record retailer in 1970. He’s the only person to build eight billion-dollar companies in eight different industries. Because of his success and enthusiasm, entrepreneurs can definitely learn a lot from Sir Richard. And one of […]

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How Not to Be Too Busy for Your Own Good

Jul 23, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , , ,

You’ve likely heard some version of this conventional wisdom about business success: If you work longer, push harder and give more, then you might break through. But you’ve also likely pondered the problem: How can you break through when you’ve pushed yourself to the breaking point? I believe it is time for busy entrepreneurs, managers […]

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July 1, 2015 Largest Gains are in Manufacturing, Amusement, Lodging, Office and Multifamily Spending;Association Officials Call for Greater Public Sector Support of Construction Workforce Development Construction spending climbed in May to the highest level since October 2008, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.  Association officials cautioned, however, that those spending […]

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