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'Lollipop' syndrome can derail managers | Print |  Email
Contributed Blogs
Thursday, April 05, 2012

04.05.12_LollipopsThumbnailRemember that other people are motivated, not by your values, but by their values. Respect other people’s behavior and decisions as being illustrations of their values. Once you stop judging and condemning, and start respecting and listening, you’ll be far more effective, says leadership expert Tom Cox.

Defining innovation: a vexing problem | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, March 29, 2012

lightbulbInnovation is all the rage in business circles.  But pinning down the term is a difficult task.  The Oregon Cluster Network takes on the challenge.

Keeping the commerical print industry aloft | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

03.22.12_PrintingPress1 Margo Yohner, president of Bridgetown Printing, is a press executive by day, dancer by night.

Build trust by setting expectations | Print |  Email
Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

imo-blogIf you’re normal, the biggest opportunity your team faces is trusting each other even more. Until they can say anything to each other, and everybody can listen open-mindedly and never ever take offense – until you build your team up to that level, they will perform below their potential.

Education reforms raise funding questions | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, March 15, 2012

LindaThe 2012 session ushered in a new spate of education reforms. But funding for education remains uncertain. Managing editor Linda Baker reports on the gap between Oregon's education ambitions and reality.

The PDX park cafe challenge | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, March 08, 2012

LindaAs Violetta in Director Park struggles, Managing Editor Linda Baker reports on the challenges of recreating the European-style park café.

Uncertainty dogs local wind companies | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

LindaAs Vestas prepares to move into new headquarters, the wind industry falters. Managing editor Linda Baker reports on federal energy policy, PDC and the future of wind.

The unrealized potential of East Portland | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, February 23, 2012

LindaAn economic development update showcases East Portland strengths and need for inner city style urban design. Managing editor Linda Baker reports.

On the scene: Emerging energy solutions | Print |  Email
On the Scene
Friday, February 17, 2012

sceneblogbwIn the past, picturing alternative energy solutions might have conjured up images of a VW bus running on vegetable oil reclaimed from local fast food joints. Now, especially in the Northwest, new energy solutions are so much more.

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1015-nonprofits01Oregon Business magazine has named the seventh annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon. The rankings were revealed Wednesday night during an awards dinner at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland.


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0818-wellmanthumbBY JASON NORRIS | CFA

Earlier this month, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced they were going to devalue their currency, the Renminbi. While the amount of the targeted change was to be roughly 2 percent, investors read a lot more into the move. The Renminbi had been gradually appreciating against the U.S. dollar (see chart) as to attempt to alleviate concerns of being labeled a currency manipulator.


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090815-trimet-thumbBY LINDA BAKER

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The God complex

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093015-zydellren-thumbBY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR

The media coverage about Pope Francis must have put me in a Biblical frame of mind. Because after touring the latest phase of the South Waterfront development, a mind boggling 1.5 million square feet of office and retail space that will spring up north of the aerial tram over the next few years, I couldn’t stop thinking about the massive project as a modern day creation story.

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