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1 The rise of Oregon's solar industry
2 Repos rise as auto loans sink
3 Bad economy spells good business for thrift stores
4 Scoot on over to a better gas bill
5 Finding the energy
6 Micro-business funding gets scarcer
7 Oregon acreage turns to grapes
8 Economist Joe Cortright on the cost of climate change
9 Readers fume over energy issues
10 As the economy slides, business blogs gain fans
11 Business advice from an Oregon wine winery pioneer
12 Cool new cell phones
13 Q&A with former PacifiCorp CEO, Judi Johansen
14 Rising farmers market prices don’t dampen demand
15 Deal Watch: Troubled TRM gets loan, buys company
16 Logging remains vital to rural Oregon
17 Ag prices climb
18 March '08 transportation indicators
19 March '08 real estate and construction indicators
20 March '08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators
21 March '08 employment and business filing indicators
22 Next: purple potato potential
23 Local newspapers are caught in the Net
24 Graphic: Price for gallon of gas vs. gallon of milk
25 Graphic: Oregon landfills get fatter, recycling rate stalls
26 Highway 20 project still sputtering
27 Graphic: Passengers load for foreign airlines at PDX
28 Monaco hits the brakes and fires 600
29 NAU is not the time nor place
30 McCabe heads OECDD
31 Great snow helps all resorts and gas costs hurt some
32 PDX bridge building
33 Thousands of jobs lost
34 The selling of Big Pink
35 HP buys EDS for $13.2B
 

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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


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Podcast: Interview with Steve Balzac

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


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Register for 100 Best Companies survey

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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.


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Attack of the Robin Sages

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Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


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Is this employee right?

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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.”


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Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

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


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