01.03.12 The Morning Buzz


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ELGL Hosts Rob Cornilles on January 5 – RSVP by TODAY at 10:00 a.m.

RSVP for ELGL Meeting with Patrick Quinton, PDC Executive Director

Lunch and Tour of Rose Quarter with Blazers COO Sarah Mensah

ELGL Book of the Week

Board and Committees

Thurston Conservation District Board seeks applicants

The Thurston Conservation District Board of Supervisors has two openings – one elected and one appointed – on its all-volunteer, five-member board.

Hot Topics in the Public and Private Sector

The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives

These traits can be found in the leaders of current failures like Research In Motion (RIMM), but they should be early-warning signs (cautionary tales) to currently unbeatable firms like Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), and Amazon.com (AMZN).  Here are the habits, as Finkelstein described in a 2004 article.

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle. In fact, decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do.

Why cities are the best cure for our planet’s growing pains

At the time of Jack the Ripper, a hard time for London, there lived in that city a mild-mannered stenographer named Ebenezer Howard. He’s worth mentioning because he had a large and lingering impact on how we think about cities.

Photo: Infinity pool, Singapore

Expert: Social media steers businesses now

Marketing experts have described 2011 as the year social media came of age, including local businesspeople who said they make key decisions now based on tweets and posts.

The Grid at 200: Lines That Shaped Manhattan

“The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011,” now at the Museum of the City of New York, unearths that 1879 picture of the Brennan Farm among other historic gems. The show celebrates the anniversary of what remains not just a landmark in urban history but in many ways the defining feature of the city.



Around the Northwest

State agencies’ data show a surge in ‘voluntary separations’

Residents have development dreams for ballfields in Portland’s Lents neighborhood; housing for foster children doesn’t fit

Cornilles hits Bonamici on taxes; Planned Parenthood goes after Cornilles on abortion

Definition of a state budget cut hard to pin down

Anti-light-rail petitioners seek vote in Clackamas County on Portland-Milwaukie line

The bridge to more jobs