Sure, we all hate meetings — but they are essential, and there are ways to make them better
I bet you a cup of coffee that you are reading this just before a meeting, or maybe just after. Another bet: You feel that there are too many meetings. A third: This gauntlet of meetings can make it tough — or impossible — to finish your work.
At The Railyards, it’s Full Steam Ahead
Backed by the expected arrival of a Major League Soccer team, development is stirring at the long-dormant Railyards in downtown Sacramento
There’s a word that comes to mind for Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg regarding the largest infill project in his city, The Railyards. “The one word I would use to describe the state of where we’re at is ‘breakthrough,’” Steinberg says.
Former Base Is Booming
Once a key asset during war, McClellan now features a vast array of businesses and services
McClellan Air Force Base was a critical asset for the United States during World War II. Today, it serves as a home base for 230 businesses and organizations as McClellan Park.
Beating the Burn
California’s plan to deal with deadly and devastating wildfires — including controlled burns, thinning and a restoration economy — is ambitious; is the state up to the task?
Past approaches to forest fires have been a misinformed regime of fire suppression: extinguishing all flames quickly. Now California’s forests are overgrown tinderboxes-in-waiting; the approach is changing, but there’s a lot of work to do.
Beating the Burn: How We Got Here
An abbreviated history of firefighting efforts in the Golden State
When lightning sparked fires in the 1850s, they were left to burn, naturally clearing out dry fuels. Just a few decades later, officials started shifting toward a strategy of fire suppression.
Lost in the Block
Blockchain is poised to oust middlemen across industries — here’s how it works
Bitcoin’s value in the real world derives in part from the fact that it runs on a blockchain, a distributed and transparent online accounting register
The Neurological Reasons You’re Up Against Deadlines, and How to Make a Change
Do you find yourself unable to get ahead of your deadlines? Can’t shake the feeling that you do your best work under pressure? Turns out, you might be addicted to procrastination-induced adrenaline.
Good Help is Hard to Find
The region’s lack of mental health professionals leaves many without care
California is in the throes of a mental health crisis. But there’s a severe shortage of mental health professionals, which experts predict will only get worse. Comstock’s looks into access to mental health resources and efforts to get services to the people who need them most.
Born to Run
Youth entrepreneurship programs expand in the Capital Region
Education in entrepreneurialism grooms mini moguls and prepares students for the modern workforce. As demand rises, local programs are expanding to reach more youth and instill the lessons of smart business.
The Way We Work
Six Sacramento executives give us a glimpse into a day in their (very busy) lives.
We tracked the routines of six business executives and paired that data with organizational management insights. Here’s how they tame the chaos.