The Office of Economic Development’s Daily Digest is a daily resource for business people. Here are three of our most clicked through stories for the week of December 16.
FIVE SURPRISING HOLIDAY SHOPPING TRENDS
14 THINGS EVERY SUCCESSFUL PERSON HAS IN COMMON
Here are a few tips on how to be successful. Communicate your story effectively; successful people know who they are, what they do, and can make you believe in them. Make change instead of being affected by it; successful people aren’t waiting around to be affected by economic trends. They are the ones who are creating the trends and making things happen. Focus on the journey rather than the end goal; successful people are focused on building sustainable careers through hard work, risk taking, and creativity.
SEATTLE MAYOR-ELECT ED MURRAY TO FACE TOUGH CHOICES
When Ed Murray takes the reins of Seattle’s government next month, he faces challenges that are distinctly different from those of his predecessor. The local economy is no longer in a rut, and is forecasted to experience rapid growth. Murray, a progressive who is an ally of labor, is tasked with steering the city and its business community that supported him into the future. Local business leaders believe Murray represents a more level head for City Hall, but one who can make the tough decisions. But all tough calls inevitably divide people.
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