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What I'm reading: Dave Chen

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0613 BOB DaveChen 01Equilibrium Capital Principal Dave Chen shares what he's reading.

 

What I'm reading: Nitin Rai

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0613 BOB NitinRai 01First Insight Corporation CEO Nitin Rai shares what he's reading.

 

What I'm reading: Kate Brown

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0613 BOB KateBrown 02Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown shares what she's reading.

 

Funding the Future

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0613 YS PCC 05Preston Pulliams retires as president of Portland Community College (PCC) this month, and as part of his swan song, he’s asking corporate donors and community leaders to participate in a new fundraising campaign. Launched last year, “The Campaign for Opportunity” aims to help fund educational opportunities for first-generation college students, who comprise 40% of PCC’s student population.

 

Oregon: state of green

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0613 StateOfGreen 01Oregon forges ahead in low-emissions transportation and green-materials research, holds steady on green building and battles uncertainty in the renewable energy and clean-tech manufacturing markets.

 

The sharing economy

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0613 TheSharingEconomy 01Social media is turning consumers into entrepreneurs. Is this the end of ownership?

 

Greenlighting design

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0613 Tactics 01Eleek co-owner Sattie Clark builds a family-owned business around sustainable lighting.

 
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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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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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Portland: Where young people go to work?

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The business of running a food cart

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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

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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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South Waterfront's revenge

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
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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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Blips and trends in the housing market

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062614 thumb realestateBY ERIC FRUTS | OB BLOGGER

Last year, the housing market in Oregon—and the U.S. as a whole—was blasting off. The Case-Shiller index of home prices ended the year 13% higher than at the beginning of the year. But, was last year a blip, or a trend?


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OB Video: Oregon MESA

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ThumbOregon Business hosts an informal roundtable discussion about the Oregon MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) program.


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