SignOn Radio #25 – June 18, 2008

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Can manufacturing survive in high-tech San Diego?

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The first lady of wireless “dances” with the technology stars

 
Segment 1: Retaining star employees involves more than money. Neil and Barbara talk about what it takes to keep top performers happy and motivated. Manufacturing expert Michele Nash-Hoff contends that drastic changes are needed to retain a healthy manufacturing sector in California and she discusses the impact of the declining U.S. dollar and escalating prices for oil, food and metal commodities on the industry.

Segment 2: Arlene Harris shares how she broke the glass ceiling in the wireless industry and describes her newest venture—Jitterbug—a simplified cell phone for the generation who popularized the dance.