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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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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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Community colleges and sustainability

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
sustainabilityBY MARY SPILDE | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.


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Who said we should sell in May?

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Friday, July 18, 2014
BullMarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
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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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Managing family assets: The importance of planning ahead

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Friday, August 22, 2014
Unknown-1BY CLIFF HOCKLEY |  OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

When business intersects with family, a host of  situations can arise. Without a clear vision and careful planning, hard-earned investments can become stressful burdens.


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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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Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
0826 thumb collegemoneyBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Why has six years become an acceptable investment in public undergraduate education that over-promises and underperforms?


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