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Why the boss is always wrong

BY TOM COX | BUSINESS TIPS CONTRIBUTOR

05.10.13 Thumbnail BossIsWrong“Are you ready to be a transference object?” Fred hesitated. The coffee shop seemed to become dead silent. One week earlier, Fred had been offered a dream job, as part time CEO of a startup, working for a proven star CEO — now Chairman — who had also offered to mentor Fred.

Outlook brighter for sales of Portland businesses

05.09.13 Thumbnail BusinessSalesBY BRANDON SAWYER | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

Much like residential real estate that finally seems to be regaining ground lost years ago during the recession, sales of businesses are also seeing modest improvement.

 

Time to move forward on Klamath Settlement

BY GREG ADDINGTON | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

05.07.13 Thumbnail KlamathIt is time for the people of Oregon to be heard on the Klamath Settlement and it is time for real leaders in Washington to step up, confront the hard questions, and take up the  Settlement in a meaningful way.

 

Six steps to solving a problem

BY TOM COX | BUSINESS TIPS CONTRIBUTOR

05.03.13 Thumbnail SixStepsGood managers adopt a shared problem-solving framework. Here's how.



 

Oregon provides fodder for health care debate

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BY BRANDON SAWYER | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

New results from a unique study of the effects of health insurance coverage in Oregon have added more fuel to the debate over health care.

 

Intel and the CEO gender gap

Thumbnail CEOBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

When Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced his pending retirement last fall, there was speculation whether his successor would be a woman. 'Twas not to be.

 

State should invest more in higher education

BY MARGARET KIRKPATRICK, BILL THORNDIKE | OP-ED CONTRIBUTORS
Oregon higher education op-ed

Education reforms are important, but they shouldn’t distract us from boosting our state’s commitment to post-secondary education as the pathway to opportunity for our people and prosperity for our state. That commitment will require not only reform but investment.

Wapato jail attracts film industry

BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
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“It is madness to have such a perfectly built and fitted prison facility lying idle.” So says Christopher Toyne, a Portland-based actor who serves on the board of the Oregon Media and Production Association.

 

 

It's hip to be square

BY TOM COX | BUSINESS TIPS CONTRIBUTOR

04.26.13 Thumbnail SquareI’ve recently come to realize it’s hip to be square. I decided this some months ago when I was helping present a powerful workshop to a corporate group, and one participant – let’s call him Joe – almost missed the boat.