Blogs

How to harness visual leadership

BY TOM COX | BUSINESS TIPS CONTRIBUTOR

04.11.13 Thumbnail TomCoxWhen we need our busy co-workers and our busy selves to be both smarter and faster, what can we do? Get visual.


 

Charting the online ed disruption

BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

04.10.13 Thumbnail Education Don’t look now, but online education startups may soon give social media/mobile app developers a run for their money — in Oregon and around the country.

  

 

Nike's Parker is 4th-highest-paid U.S. CEO

BY BRANDON SAWYER | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

1012 CEOPay MarkParkerMark Parker, Nike's CEO, came in fourth on a New York Times list of 2012's top-paid CEOs at U.S. public companies. He was topped only by Oracle's Larry Ellison (no. 1), HCA Healthcare's Richard Bracken and Walt Disney's Bob Iger.

Opposition to genetically engineered foods misguided

BY SCOTT DAHLMAN | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

04.09.13 Thumbnail CornIt’s hard to believe there’s anything more about GE foods to debate. But once again, activists are trying to raise public fears about genetically engineered foods.

 

 

Stop putting people first - put profit first

BY TOM COX | BUSINESS TIPS CONTRIBUTOR

04.05.13 Thumbnail ProfitStrategic execution requires that you stop putting people first (in the wrong way). Profit must come first.


 

Legal eagle

BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
04.04.13 Thumbnail Headshot

Portland law firm Miller Nash turns 140 this year. Firm chair Dennis Rawlinson, also head of the Portland Business Alliance, talks about the impact of recession, the firm's controversial cases and its long history of community involvement.

Meat eaters unite

BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

04.03.13 Thumbnail MeatThe Portland Meat Collective, a mobile butchery school, goes national with a Kickstarter campaign. The initiative, "Meat Collectives Across America," is unique in the Kickstarter repertoire as it asks supporters to back a movement, not a product.

AP Stylebook nixes 'illegal immigrant'

BY EMMA HALL | OB WEB EDITOR

04.02.13 Thumbnail ProtestThe AP Stylebook is the definitive style guide for journalists. Today AP editors nixed the term "illegal immigrant" and no longer allow the use of "illegal" as a description for a person.
 
 

A carbon tax and shift can grow Oregon economy

BY  DR. THOMAS POTIOWSKY, DR. JENNY LIU, AND JEFF RENRO | OP-ED CONTRIBUTORS

04.02.13 Thumbnail co2Our lives are surrounded by regulations to influence behavior, from not smoking in public places to not polluting waterways and being civil in public. Usually, a violation of these regulations is associated with a fine or a tax to discourage greater use, as in the cigarette tax.