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Jeanne Cola looks at ways to build vibrant communities through improvements in housing, safety, health, livability and child care facilities, something Local Initiatives Support Corporation has been doing in Rhode Island for 26 years.   / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

No risk, no reward

Jeanne Cola | Rhode Island LISC executive directorMy advice for nonprofit leaders is to take risks.Traditionally, people view risk as a negative, but I...

Forbes ranks Ocean State Job Lot No. 8 on list of...

BOB SELLE, chief human resources officer for Ocean State Job Lot, talks about the success of the retailer, which was recently named one of...

Unselfishness is one of the cornerstones of leadership

Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, was asked the reason his team defeated LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the...

Make your customers feel valued

The famed author Thomas Merton said we value people not for whom they are but for their usefulness. This is the same mistake companies...

Conservatives sour on colleges, understandably

Despite decades of talk radio hosts complaining about pointy-headed liberal academics, Republicans in 2010 were still pretty fond of higher education. Fifty-eight percent of...

License plate recognition technology can be force multiplier for police

With the R.I. House of Representatives voting to approve a bill proposing a network of cameras on Rhode Island highways to automatically fine out-of-state...

Preparing students to be creators, rather than consumers

Today, computers are smaller, less expensive, more powerful, easier to use and more pervasive than ever. They are in our phones, televisions, cars, toys...

Modest move on CNBC list not enough

OK, we’re not crowing here, but … We’re No. 45!In the last four years, Rhode Island twice has been ranked by CNBC as the...
BACK SO SOON? House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, left, and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio are playing with Rhode Island’s economic future, but the state’s citizens have very little power to force a change in their behavior. / PBN FILE PHOTOS/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does budget impasse mean it is time to recall legislative leaders?

Two weeks into the hostage-taking of Rhode Island by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, and with no end...

Getting away from the office

How long is your typical vacation? Long weekends (1-2 days off) 25% A week 62.5% More than a week 12.5% I do not typically take vacations 0%Do you...
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