11.26.12 Your Morning Buzz

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RSVP: CFM Presents the Local Impact of the Fiscal Cliff – The Fiscal Cliff, Sequestration, PERS reform, CRC – What is the local impact? Join us to hear about the high profile issues that are likely to dominate the 113th Session of Congress and the 2013 Oregon State Legislative Session and the potential impact to local government.Thursday, November 29 from 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Madison Room at the Oregon Historical Society.

Vacancy on Citizen Budget Committee for Ward 6 – The City of Salem Budget Committee is comprised of the City Council and nine citizens. One citizen is selected to represent each of the eight wards and one position is at-large.

Open Positions on the Planning Commission – The City has two key leadership positions on the Salem Planning Commission which will become vacant on December 31, 2012.


Shhh ... does.

Portland city leaders take their vacations early, often – Maybe you have a long holiday shopping list, gatherings to attend and preparations to make for out-of-town company. Wouldn’t it be nice about now if you had unlimited vacation time?

D.C. implementing parking rules to limit visitor spots, discourage driving – The restrictions are a slice of a city strategy to promote bicycling and mass transit while increasing the odds that residents can find parking. The changes, which could affect as many as 10,000 spaces, come as the city eliminates some on-street parking to make room for bicycle lanes and prepares to set aside hundreds of meters for the disabled.

With Drilling Ban, Town Lands in Thick of Dispute – Longmont’s ban on hydraulic fracturing has inspired other cities to push for similar prohibitions. But it has also set up a battle with oil companies and the state of Colorado.

The Fiscal Cliff

Lots of crime there.



Inside Portlandia


Outside Portlandia

Only if you have your library card.

 Corporate Ladder

librarians dewey it better.

Leadership Lessons: Petraeus & the Value of Failure – If you never fail, you come to believe you are invincible. And that, of course, is the problem.

Steve Jobs Broke Every Leadership Rule. Don’t Try It Yourself. He was not a consensus-builder but a dictator who listened mainly to his own intuition. He was a maniacal micromanager. He had an astonishing aesthetic sense, which businesspeople almost always lack.

Wake up CEOs: You’re about to Lose Your Best Employees – Kathie and Peter Davis wanted to have fun at work. So 30 years ago, the former college tennis players, started the IDEA Health and Fitness Association to tap into their passions. Married 33 years, they’ve been running the San Diego business together ever since.

The Social Network

Own the tome.

11 Biggest Social Media Disasters of 2012 – In 2012, plenty of big brands and organizations suffered serious backlashes on social networks like Twitter andFacebook for offensive tweets, questionable ad campaigns or controversial company statements. Some, like McDonald’s, attempted good-natured social media campaigns that simply took unexpected turns. Others, like StubHub’s and KitchenAid’s Twitter accounts mistakenly send out shocking tweets.

25 lesser known social media tips for work and play – However, there are always a few things that slip under the radar. Here are 25 different features that you might have missed.

Facebook Not So Fun With a Click From Boss or Mum – A survey from Edinburgh Business School released on Monday showed Facebook users are anxious that all those self-published sins may be coming home to roost with more than half of employers claiming to have used Facebook to weed out job candidates.

Facebook: City of Spokane

Twitter: Portland Alliance 

Pinterest: U.S. Green Building Council

Google+: Social Venture Partners Portland

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