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Will this startup succeed?

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Monday, April 29, 2013

0513 FOB Profile ThurstonA data scientist crunches the numbers.

 

Public transit by the numbers

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Monday, April 29, 2013

0513 FOB ByTheNumbers CETTransit use has been on the rise nationally, with a 1.6% increase in the second quarter of 2012.

 

Celly launches its DIY network

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Monday, April 29, 2013

0513 FOB Launch CellyDoes the world really need another social network?

 

Food cart owner Nong balances life, work and play

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Monday, April 29, 2013

0513 FOB LiveWorkPlayNarumol Poonsukwattana (Nong), 33, runs one of Portland’s most famous food carts: Nong’s Khao Man Gai.

 

Reader input: digital world

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Monday, April 29, 2013

0513 Input 01In 2008, readers weren’t bullish on using digital technologies for business purposes. Less than 10% of respondents to an online survey had used Facebook or business networking sites in the previous six months. Five years later, that number has surged to about 40%.

 

From the Editor: The great divide

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Monday, April 29, 2013

0513 EdLetter 01There are two kinds of people in this world: those who are computer-literate and those who take an hour to figure out how to indent a paragraph in Microsoft Word. Alas, I fall into the latter, techno-illiterate camp.

 
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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

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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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
NNNinvestmentBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


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Trends in business succession

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Thursday, July 03, 2014
TrendsBY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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OB features update

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
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As summer winds down, we update a few feature stories that appeared in our print publication this past year.


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Register for 100 Best Companies survey

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
OBM-100-best-logo-2015 150pxwBy Kim Moore | OB Editor

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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Oversight? Or gaming the system?

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Monday, July 14, 2014
AmazonBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.


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South Waterfront's revenge

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
MoodyAveBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Remember the naysayers?  Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle?  Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?


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