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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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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 5:05pm


The other day I had an invitation from a group of employees that caused me to have an Oprah Ah-ha moment.  I was invited to go hiking on the San Joaquin River Gorge.  It was a 9- mile hike and since I’ve always considered myself pretty fit, I wrote back an email with an enthusiastic “Yes!”   I used an exclamation point, darn it.  That’s Internet lingo for "I’m excited. I mean it. I’ll be there.” 

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 4:12pm

 I had the great fortune to hear world renowned operatic singer Renee Fleming at the William Saroyan opera house on March 27, and the evening was full of surprises.    My first surprise was that Fresno will now go down in history for me as the friendliest city in America.  As I was waiting in line to enter the concert hall I started chatting with several strangers.   Mike, from FSU, learned that I had only been in the city for several weeks, and was nice enough to offer to have coffee and show me around.  Marty, whose husband had a sporting event that

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:51pm

In mid March I had the great fortune to join all of you as an employee of Community Medical Centers and wanted to take a moment to introduce myself via our wonderful on-line “Forum.”  As you know, if you’ve moved across town or across the country – moving gives you fresh eyes and helps you value both what you left behind and what you are going to encounter. Here are a few of my discoveries in the first two weeks:

Tim Tebow and I have a few things in common