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1 Oregon economic indicators as of September 2009
2 Next: Nostril filters
3 Powerlist: Law firms
4 Middle ground for wheat price
5 Deal Watch: Oregon’s M&A ice thaws a bit
6 Now hiring
7 Evenstad’s Island
8 The rise of Comic Town
9 Lights out at the Hotel Condon
10 Winter’s back, but spring is in the mail
11 Portrait of the unemployed
12 The view from Japan’s consulate
13 A holly, jolly forecast
14 Fresh hope for the mint industry
15 Big contract in a little town
16 Red tape for green projects
17 Solarize Portland catches fire
18 A downtown anchor
19 Graphic: Transportation equipment jobs
20 JumpTown gets off the ground
21 A new model
22 The right stuff
23 Reader input: Stimulus results
24 Counterpoint
25 Good news for a change
 

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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
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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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
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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.


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100 Best Green Companies Keynote Speech

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Friday, May 30, 2014

green2014-069Watch the 2014 100 Best Green Companies keynote speech by Eric Friedenwald-Fishman.


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Moving the needle

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

I was in a rut. A few months ago, I was at my desk trying to come up with cover story ideas for our June “green” issue.  But I was stuck on a concept that is a bit too tried and true in the magazine business.


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Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


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Hipsters gone wild

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Blips and trends in the housing market

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
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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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