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The 2009 Top 33 Small Companies to Work For in Oregon

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Sunday, March 01, 2009
 

The perks of the 100 Best

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Sunday, March 01, 2009
100BestBrand3.jpgWhat do the other Top 10 companies have that puts them heads above the others? For starters, there’s the free massage, car repairs, gratis hotel rooms and let’s not forget the chicken enchiladas.
 

100 Best category winners, methodology and index

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The 100 Best heroes

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Sunday, March 01, 2009
s_RobinThe 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project turns 16 this year. Looking back over the past issues of the magazine, one thing is constant: change.
 

Tactics: Dutch Bros. rejects the corporate grind

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Sunday, March 01, 2009
TravisBoersma.jpgIt's hard to miss the blue and white windmill embossed on dozens of Dutch Bros. drive-through coffee stands planted around the state.
 

Business travel: cutting the carbon footprint

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Sunday, March 01, 2009
As the threat of global climate change grows, an increasing number of businesses are implementing sustainable practices to reduce their carbon footprints.
 
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Is this employee right?

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
081314 thumb employeefeelingsBY 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.”


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Podcast: Interview with Pete Friedes

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082714-thumb friedesbookTom Cox interviews Pete Friedes, author of "The 2R Manager," about becoming a Best Boss.


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Trends in business succession

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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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Attack of the Robin Sages

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070714 thumb linkedinfakesBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


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Podcast: Interview with Steve Balzac

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082014BalzacBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Steve Balzac, author of "Organizational Psychology for Managers."


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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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Why I became an Oregon angel investor

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AngelInvestBY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE

I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.


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