Home Back Issues May 2013 What I'm reading: David Kenney

What I'm reading: David Kenney

| Print |  Email
Articles - May 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013

Oregon BEST President & Executive Director David Kenney shares what he's reading.

0513 BOB WIR Kenney 01

Elizabeth Street By Laurie Fabiano

“Elizabeth Street caught my eye when I was browsing the Amazon Prime "borrow for free" titles because I live on Elizabeth Street in Portland. The title actually refers to a street in New York and is about a first-generation Italian immigrant to the United States in the early part of the 20th century. I really enjoyed this novel because it told a story in a time/place/culture I didn't have much knowledge of and it was a well-written, engaging story that highlighted how challenging life was for new immigrants to the United States during the time that New York emerged as one of the major cities in the world.”

0513 BOB WIR Kenney 02 

Excessive Entanglement By Nick D'Arbeloff 

“I met the author last year at a clean energy conference. He was the founder of the New England Clean Energy Council, an organization I interact with professionally and I heard he had written this self-published political thriller. Less literature and more poolside reading than Elizabeth Street, it tells a very fast-paced entertaining story set in the future. The earth is dealing with an even larger population, climate change and other issues, and a planet has been discovered that scientists believe will be inhabitable by humans. There's a battle between secular progressives and religious conservatives, some arcane Senate rules used to end a filibuster, futuristic technologies and some decent intrigue — and, like other self-published books, some typos.”

 

More Articles

Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, July 24, 2014
NNNinvestmentBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


Read more...

Is this employee right?

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
081314 thumb employeefeelingsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”


Read more...

Podcast: Interview with Pete Friedes

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

082714-thumb friedesbookTom Cox interviews Pete Friedes, author of "The 2R Manager," about becoming a Best Boss.


Read more...

Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, July 10, 2014
JustListenBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


Read more...

Podcast: Interview with Steve Balzac

Contributed Blogs
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

082014BalzacBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Steve Balzac, author of "Organizational Psychology for Managers."


Read more...

Register for 100 Best Companies survey

News
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
OBM-100-best-logo-2015 150pxwBy Kim Moore | OB Editor

The 2015 survey launched this week. It is open to for-profit private and public companies that have at least 15 full- or part-time employees in Oregon.


Read more...

Trends in business succession

News
Thursday, July 03, 2014
TrendsBY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS