03.16.12 The Morning Buzz

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  • Senator Ron Wyden has scheduled his annual Washington County Town Hall on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Forest Grove Senior Center (2037 Douglas St., Forest Grove).

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  • Five Must-Reads for Tackling Complex Problems Ted Cadsby writes “the following five books are a small sample from a longer list of must-reads, but they have two things in common. First, they forced me to confront how superficial and inadequate my thinking was in assessing different kinds of complex problems. Second, they took the important next step of introducing more sophisticated approaches to tackling complexity, which I have been using ever since.”
  • Does this apply to City Managers? But according to a new study released this week, whether or not a corporate CEO is married could have a substantial influence on the way they manage a company. The paper, by University of Pennsylvania finance professors Nikolai Roussanov and Pavel Savor, found that single CEOs took more business risks and produced more volatile stock returns than executives who had settled down.
  • Is Portland Becoming A Bedroom Community For Its Suburbs?  Few cities strive to be suburbs.  They want to be known for their own thriving communities and cultural attractions — they do’t want to be seen as bedroom communities. But an economist with the Oregon Employment Department says newly-released employment figures for January  show that in some ways, Portland can now be seen as a suburb of cities like Hillsboro and Beaverton.

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