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05.22.12 The Morning Buzz

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Corbin Klett’s Student Address At Georgia Tech’s Commencement: We Are The Hero Generation (VIDEO)

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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.

2012 Online Democracy Award: Call for Nominations - We know your legislative website has what it takes to win the Online Democracy Award! The deadline for nominations is Wednesday.

Call for Speakers | icma.org - ICMA is excited to announce its 2012 Call for Speakers. We hope that we will build an even more valuable conference experience for attendees by further increasing speaker relevance, diversity, and variety.

Lane County Community Meeting with Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler - Tomorrow at 5:15pm at Peterson Barn, 870 Berntzen Road, Eugene OR 97402

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GUEST COLUMN: Lessons learned from Portland trip - I recently joined the regional leadership trip to Portland, Ore., and found it to be a worthwhile experience. It threw up the shades and shed light on the insidiousness of overwhelming government regulation and the decimation of private property rights. It strengthened my love and passion for individual liberty, the great Western spirit of entrepreneurism and opportunity, wide open spaces and the sanctity of property rights.

County Shrinks Field For Manager To Six Finalists - The county manager finalists will arrive next week to meet county commissioners, staff and other community leaders – as well as the general public – to make their case for why they deserve to be the county’s next top administrator.

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New Survey: Majority of Employees Dissatisfied – Forbes - Right Management, a subsidiary of the giant staffing firm ManpowerGroup, just released a new snapshot survey that underlines the dissatisfaction among American workers. At a time of high unemployment, lackluster job growth and major uncertainty in world financial markets, many employees feel stuck in their jobs, unable to consider a career move even if they’re unhappy.

How To Get Out Of Your Own Way – Forbes - Running a small business–or “simply” navigating your way through the work day no matter what you do–is  tough.  And odds are you are making it harder than it has to be.

HBR.org: Keep Your Job Search a Secret

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Ask At Work: Too Old for a LinkedIn Photo? LinkedIn profiles that include a photograph are seven times more likely to be viewed than those that don’t, so it pays to post a picture no matter your age.

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