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What's really behind high gas prices? | Print |  Email
Robin Doussard
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

PumpingGas BlogHigh gas prices have been in the news constantly this spring. For weeks, as Oregon has experienced soaring gas prices, the blogosphere has been awash in claims that refineries are fixing prices. Turns out, the paranoid among us could be right.

How to be grateful | Print |  Email
Contributed Blogs
Friday, June 08, 2012

imo-blogSteve was on the brink of being fired. At best, he would be stripped of his coveted management role and revert to being a staffer — as he had been for over a decade. It wasn’t clear if he would ever get another shot at promotion. And it was my job to save him. The diagnosis was easy — Steve was ungrateful. And ungrateful bosses create bad performance.

Changes afoot for education governance, funding | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, June 07, 2012

06.07.12 EducationCostBlog ThumbnailA flurry of activity in K-12 and post-secondary education prompts musings on new and existing education funding models.

Creating value with mobile apps | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

05.31.12 FacebookBlog ThumbnailFacebook IPO raises questions about the value created by internet technologies and spotlights a new generation of value added mobile apps.

The democratization of VC | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, May 24, 2012

05.24.12 Money ThumbnailAn investor panel suggests that barriers to accessing startup capital are starting to break down.

Making the best use of an intern | Print |  Email
Contributed Blogs
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

imo-blogWhen done correctly, internships present an awesome way to get traction on important goals with little effort, while sounding out a potential future hire.  Sadly, most internships are not used correctly by the employer.  Here are four steps to doing it right.

SPJ names Oregon Business best publication | Print |  Email
Robin Doussard
Monday, May 21, 2012

1111 CoversmallFor the second year in a row, Oregon Business magazine has been named the best publication in its category by the Society of Professional Journalists of Oregon and SW Washington.

Five lessons from the Webvisions conference | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Friday, May 18, 2012

05.18.12 Web ThumbnailThe Webvisions conference in Portland yields insights on the ascendancy of the user experience, expanding multimedia platforms and the lack of diversity in the mobile and tech communities.

How to write a thank you note | Print |  Email
Contributed Blogs
Thursday, May 17, 2012

imo-blogFew things differentiate you more than the way you make other people feel when they interact with you. Many top CEOs and politicians make a point of writing personal notes to people who have done them favors. 

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