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|Articles - April 2014|
|Thursday, March 27, 2014|
BY LINDA BAKER
Clupea pallasii, the Pacific herring, is prized in many countries for its eggs; during the March spawning season, fishermen in British Columbia and Alaska process hundreds of thousands of tons of the fish — before they have a chance to reproduce. This “sac roe” fishery is one reason herring are dwindling in numbers; a century of industrial development is another. Now an archealogical study demonstrates the historical “superabundance” of clupea pallasii along the Pacific coast, indicating that an understanding of coastal ecology may help revitalize today’s herring runs. Covering the past 2,500 years at 171 sites in Southeast Alaska, British Columbia and Washington, the review of 500,000 fish bones “shows herring in places where they are not today,” says Madonna Moss, a professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon, one of several institutions participating in the study. The data also demonstrates the historical use of herring as a food fish, suggesting a new context for boosting the dwindling numbers. “Herring are at the foundation of the ecosystem,” says Moss, adding that herring — the fish as well as the roe — remain an important nutrient source for indigenous populations in Canada. “We want to see a commercial fishery,” she says, “but the fish are overexploited.”
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
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.”
Thursday, July 10, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tom Cox interviews Pete Friedes, author of "The 2R Manager," about becoming a Best Boss.
Monday, July 14, 2014
BY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE
I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER
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.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
BY 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.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
BY 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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