EYES ON THE BALL: A Purpose and a Plan

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Well, I am excited to give it a try! Since the time I was announced as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Orange County Business Council, I have gotten two primary questions… why...

Dunn and Done: Call to Action for Business: Keep Investing in OC

Orange County is an economic powerhouse.  With the recent release of the 2019-20 OC Community Indicators, the facts are in:  3% unemployment–well below state and national levels–5th most educated county in the US, 2nd largest workforce in California, and 4th largest international population in the nation.  Yet when...

Dunn & Done: Good Intentions But Bad Outcomes in Assembly Bill 1701

Housing affordability is arguably the most pressing issue California families face today. Unnecessarily increasing costs make that opportunity even more elusive. According to the nonpartisan Legislative Analysts’ Office, the poorest 25 percent of the state’s income earners report spending an astounding 67 percent on housing costs....

Disruptive politics

Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen coined the term “disruptive innovation” in 1995, describing a process by which something new replaces an established product or service and shakes up the industry or creates a completely new industry.  According to WhatIs.com, disruptive innovation lacks refinement, often...