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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 4:16pm

Exactly thirteen years ago in March of 2000, Rob McEwen, who had just become chairman and CEO of a mining operation in Ontario Canada decided he had a problem too big to solve by conventional methods. His company GoldCorp, was in distress.


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Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:28am

There are a lot of adjectives that could describe Truong Nguyen (pronounced Joon Win).  He is a clinical systems analyst at Community Regional, a former Asian vegetable farmer, a great father to daughter Jessica and twin boys Justin and Travis, an avid boating enthusiast, a cancer survivor and an expert in the eco system of salt-water aquariums.  So, in one all encompassing word – Truong is an entrepreneur.


Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 10:20am

July was a blissful month.  I had the opportunity to take a vacation and one of the highlights was my visit to Chamisal Vineyards in San Luis Obispo.   This little piece of heaven lies between San Francisco and Los Angeles, in rolling vineyards that imitate the Italian countryside.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 2:32pm

A beautiful Memorial holiday weekend has just passed and so have many of the graduation ceremonies across the country.   If you just received your diploma for your undergraduate or graduate degree, please accept my hearty congratulations! You’ll never regret having sacrificed and labored so hard to win it.  If you have kids who have just passed this milestone, take a moment to breath in the smell of parental success.  The worrying isn’t over, but we can let go a little because now, as adults, our kids get to practice doing real life.


Monday, May 6, 2013 - 12:08pm

I was sitting in the stands last Friday night, at the Giants vs. Dodgers game when Buster Posey came up to bat in the 9thinning with the game tied 1-1.   It was a full count.   “What’s his name again?” I asked Ron, a recent transplant to California. “That’s Buster Posey”, he said. “Watch”. 


Monday, April 29, 2013 - 1:55pm

Last week I had an invitation from a colleague to go for coffee to discuss a couple of work topics.  Her text message said, “I found this new place and I really love it.  Let’s meet there”.