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Guest opinion: Rochester primed to build industry cluster in semiconductor chip packaging (access required)

New York has been making a strategic push to expand semiconductor manufacturing in the state for decades. It’s an economic priority that continues to grow stronger.

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Guest Opinion: Communicate your value for sales success (access required)

“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing” Irish playwright Oscar Wilde wrote that line in 1892 for Lord Darlington in Lady Windermere’s Fan. Internationally acclaimed speaker, coach, author and friend, Leo ...

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How to make me NOT vote for you: A public service message for candidates (access required)

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Here we go again. The election cycle is starting and we’re going to be subjected to another round of stories, press releases, advertising and phone calls. I vote independently. I am not a Republican, Democrat, conservative or liberal. I believe ...

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Remote work: are we missing valuable social interaction? (access required)

William H. Whyte was arguably our keenest observer of corporate America. He was a staff writer for Fortune magazine and his 1956 book, The Organization Man, sold in the millions. The book chronicled the white-collar conformity and commitment of corporate ...

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How not to set policy to reduce the price of gasoline (access required)

High gas prices in the U.S. cause a lot of pain for Americans every time they take their vehicles to gas stations to fill up. To address the problem of high gas prices, the Biden administration announced in April that ...

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Post-pandemic era will provide best opportunity to transform healthcare service delivery model (access required)

Sometime in the hopefully not-too-distant future, health and safety concerns will have improved so that Governor Hochul will declare an end to the COVID-related state of emergency in New York. By signifying that sufficient progress has been made in reducing ...

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Is New York’s crypto opportunity at risk?

Building Foundry — the fast-growing Western New York-based digital currency company — has been one of my biggest honors. As a native of the region, it has been a joy to give back by steering such an innovative company in ...

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Prioritized to-do lists still powerful, relevant in business (access required)

I had a reader stop me the other day and pose the following question. “With all the new technology in the world, what did I believe was the most effective tool to increase one’s productivity, and efficiency?” After thinking about ...

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Why we need to focus more on place-based policies (access required)

International trade theory teaches us that relative to no trade, free trade between nations makes them better off. Recent research tells us that the overall gains to the U.S. from trade with China are positive but small. Even so, trade ...

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