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1 Next: A mobile tripod
2 Powerlist: Oregon staffing firms
3 Oregon economic indicators as of June 2009
4 Trucking slams on the brakes
5 Deal Watch: PacificSource smiles wider with acquisitions
6 CEO pay slims down
7 DIY remix
8 Intel's top researchers hone a powerful culture of innovation
9 Mom was right; breakfast rules
10 Pioneer rail line could return to rural Oregon
11 Uncle Sam buys Timberline a facelift
12 Watch your back, Woods Hole
13 New state hemp law spurs high hopes
14 Old tech is new again
15 Tribes explore wind power
16 A temporary setback in jobs
17 Graphic: Oregon remains fatter than most of its neighbors
18 O clients, where art thou?
19 Sticking with tradition
20 What's your waffle shoe?
21 Something wicked
22 Reader input: Extra, extra, read all about it
23 Thank you, Oregon
 

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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. 

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Blips and trends in the housing market

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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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