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1 University of Oregon stadium events sizzle
2 Hot and cold energy
3 Powerlist: Financial planning firms
4 100 Best Category Winners and Methodology
5 The 2011 List: Top 33 Small Companies to Work For in Oregon
6 The 2011 List: Top 34 Medium Companies to Work For in Oregon
7 The 2011 List: Top 33 Large Companies to Work For in Oregon
8 The 100 Best by the numbers
9 Profiles of the 2011 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon
10 State bank idea evolves
11 The State We're In: electricity usage
12 Oregon economic indicators as of December 2010
13 Planting seeds for younger farmers
14 Outlet space expands
15 Jobs bill gets little support in Salem
16 Biomass fits and starts
17 State ramps up Israeli connections
18 Higher ed costs double—or more
19 Dealwatch- March 2011
20 Roasters cope with rising coffee costs
21 Oregon commodities rebound in 2010
22 Erickson looks to China to save IPO
23 Film industry moves into Southern Oregon
24 Young developers build a mobile app for the bar scene
25 Collins steers Blount into a promising future
26 Workplaces fall short of expectations
27 Want greatness? Listen up
 

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Community colleges and sustainability

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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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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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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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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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Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

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


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Podcast: Interview with Pete Friedes

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Is this employee right?

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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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Green Endeavor cleans up

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Portland startup Green Endeavor strikes gold, inking a partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, an Illinois-based consulting and certification company with offices in 46 countries.


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