Portland economist Bill Conerly says his best forecast right now is that growth will accelerate enough to avoid a recession; not enough for us to feel good about the economy this year or next, but enough to avoid a recession.
Oregon Business magazine has been named one of the top three small business-to-business publications in the nation by the American Society of Business Publication Editors.
If you weren’t convinced already, the negotiations over the debt ceiling ought to have cleared up any doubt that Congress is becoming increasingly dysfunctional. But the debt negotiations are simply the latest and most extreme example of a trend on Capitol Hill toward the use of unbending rules, triggers, ticking bombs, and other devices to compensate for dysfunction and the inability to make progress on important issues.
Even though we are in the middle of the fastest-changing business climate ever seen. But some companies refuse to make a change in order to better meet the needs and wants of their consumers. What are the reasons we resist change?
Facebook has announced that it will build a second data center in Prineville. InEnTec has raised $20 million. Black Butte Ranch is investing $3.75 million in a golf remodel. And Cascade Bancorp has reported a $2 million quarterly profit. Is Central Oregon’s economy finally returning to health?
Portland economist Bill Conerly says one of the most important short papers on corporate strategy has just been published by McKinsey Quarterly. In "The Perils of Bad Strategy," Richard Rumelt explains common errors in developing corporate strategy, based on his forthcoming book.
Power is a measure of work per unit of time. As you use your time better, you become more powerful. Growing your power is a wonderful goal, because every time you make progress, you get more meaningful work done with less time and effort.
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