05.29.12 The Morning Buzz




Call for RSVPs: Economist Dr. Thomas Potiowsky, June 13 – ELGL is hosting a luncheon with former State Economist and current Chair of the Portland State Economics Department, Dr. Thomas Potiowsky. The discussion will be on the US recovery and the new economic environment. This information will be relevant to long-term local government revenues and anyone interested in budgeting.

Talkin’ About My Generation with ELGL-Eugene – Please find the attached announcement regarding the upcoming lunch seminar scheduled for Thursday, June 21 in Springfield. Special thanks to Judy Williams at Lane County for putting the agenda together and Jeff Towery at Springfield for agreeing to host us next month.


Mayor says he’s still waiting for better idea – Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz has been inundated with reactions to his plan to lay off 16 city employees, but said he still hasn’t heard any other suggestions that will fix the city’s budget problems.



Two Lists You Should Look at Every Morning – I was late for my meeting with the CEO of a technology company and I was emailing him from my iPhone as I walked onto the elevator in his company’s office.

Leadership Is a Conversation – The command-and-control approach to management has in recent years become less and less viable.

How to get lucky: Making serendipity work for your career – Legend has it that when Napoleon’s second-in-command asked his boss if he preferred a courageous general or a brilliant general he replied: “What I want is a lucky general.”

Generation Gap: How Technology Has Changed How We Talk About Work – Survey Says: Generational Differences Can Pose Problems

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Hashtag basics: Why they work, and why they fail – Hashtags are the letters that follow the # sign in a tweet and are, according to Twitter, “used to mark keywords or topics in a tweet.” Twitter users—not the inventors of the social network—created the hashtag.

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