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|Saturday, September 01, 2007|
BROWSE THE BUSINESS SECTION of the local bookstore and the majority of titles have a “follow my example” theme. If it’s true that the winners write history then it’s the successful business people who write how-to books. The hot business book trend of the moment is business ethics, according to Danielle Marshall from Portland’s Powells.com. Here is a sampling of the new books in this genre hitting the shelves this fall:
The Mindful Leader: Ten Principles for Bringing out the Best in Ourselves and Others
Human resources executive and meditation teacher Michael Carroll explains how to apply Buddhist mindfulness teaching to organizational leadership in this book developed around the idea that being fully present in the moment can lead to better leadership. Carroll outlines how simple steps can lead to mental clarity and stress reduction in the workplace.
Beyond Success: Building a Personal, Financial, and Philanthropic Legacy
Randy Ottinger, former senior vice president for Bank of America’s private bank, spoke with affluent leaders and executives for this guide to establishing a meaningful financial and family legacy. His ideas include tips on preventing the “trust-fund baby” phenomenon.
Built to Serve: Leading a Sustainable, Culture-Driven, People-Centered Organization
United Supermarkets, a grocery chain throughout Texas, is known for its U-Crew volunteer teams. Each team performs community service projects in its local communities. In this book, Dan Sanders, former company CEO, explains the value volunteering occupies in the corporate world.
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World
John Wood had the type of executive job many would covet: Microsoft’s director of business development for China. In the late 1990s, inspired by a trip to the Himalayas, Wood decided to leave his job and establish Room to Read, a nonprofit aimed at providing an education for children in rural Asia and Africa.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
Employment in Oregon is almost back up to prerecession levels — and employers are having to work harder to entice talented staff to join their ranks. This year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project showcases the kind of quality workplaces that foster happy employees.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
The big news at Oregon Business is we’re getting a ping pong table. After reading the descriptions of the 2015 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon, a disproportionate number of which feature table tennis in the office, I decided it was time to bring our own workplace into the 21st century. It was a tough call, but it’s lonely at the top, and someone has to make the hard decisions.
Friday, February 27, 2015
VIDEO: 2015 100 Best Companies to work for in Oregon
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Cycling to work is all the rage. But not everyone wants to arrive at the office messy, sweaty — and unfashionable.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
BY DAN COOK | Photos by Jason E. Kaplan
An alliance of developers, academics and timber industry executives wants to position Oregon as a front runner in the glamorous new world of wooden skyscrapers.
Friday, February 27, 2015
BY OB STAFF
The 100 Best list recognizes large, medium and small companies for excellence in work environment, management and communications, decision-making and trust, career development and learning, and benefits and compensation.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Will community banks survive the digital age? Three CEOs peer into banking's crystal ball.
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A new report highlights how Oregon bankers are giving back to their communities.
Since 1932 Tidewater Transportation & Terminals (operating as Tidewater Barge Lines and Tidewater Terminal Company) has operated a multicommodity transportation and terminal company based in Vancouver, Washington. The friendly expression on the company’s shipping containers reflects the attitude of about 330 safety and community-conscious employees but belies how complicated the barge business really is.
The Port of The Dalles has run marine facilities since the 1930s, but they are part of a larger mission to strengthen the local economy. They focus on regional economic development with a strong bent toward adding good-paying jobs in high tech, manufacturing and other industries.
The Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Like the advent of the locomotive, the cloud creates business opportunities that simply weren’t possible before now. Get up to speed fast in May at an exciting cloud-empowered Portland event.
Registration is now open for Portland Business Alliance’s Annual Meeting, one of the largest business gatherings in Portland each year.