Why income inequality is the wrong issue | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
01.15.14 Thumbnail devinequalityBY MIKE GREEN | OB BLOGGER

The problem with the issue of income inequality is that it’s typically an afterthought to a region’s economic planning, and not a core priority around which primary economic strategies revolve.

 
Still superheroes: comic industry flourishes | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
01.14.14 Thumbnail ORComicsBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

For Oregon’s comic biz, 2014 is already proving to be a real page-turner.

 

 
Defining Convenience | Print |  Email
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Thursday, January 09, 2014
01.09.14 Thumbnail Convenience StoresBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

The proliferation of grocery stores in the inner city reinforces what this Portland shopper already knows: every urban dweller should have a food store within walking distance of their house.

 
Rethinking higher education in Oregon | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, January 08, 2014
01.08.14 Thumbnail College RestructureBY WIM WIEWEL | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Oregonians this year will see a seismic shift in how public higher education operates across the state, bringing changes that I hope will help our students succeed and allow our economy to grow.

 
Avoiding employee disengagement | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, January 07, 2014
01.07.14 Thumbnail Engaged EmployeesBY MICHAEL BECK | OB BLOGGER

Many organizations recognize the importance of improved engagement, but the result of their efforts to improve engagement are generally poor because they are misguided.

 
Introducing OB's new Web Editor | Print |  Email
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Friday, January 03, 2014
01.03.14 Thumbnail MillenialsBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Introducing Jessica Ridgway, Oregon Business' new web editor. Ridgway will report on a variety of millennial issues.

 
Lessons learned from Oregon software failures | Print |  Email
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Thursday, January 02, 2014
01.02.14 Thumbnail SoftwareBY ERIC FRUITS | OB BLOGGER

Cover Oregon’s fizzled launch has been a high profile disaster. But the state's history of multi-million dollar software disasters can teach us some valuable lessons.

 
It's still the news(paper) | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
12.24.13 Thumbnail NewspapersBY MARK BLAINE | OB BLOGGER

The Oregonian's move to a reduced distribution schedule is one more piece of evidence that the future of print newspapers is on a downward trajectory. Print is dying. Right?

 

 
Out of crisis: stop fighting fires | Print |  Email
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Friday, December 20, 2013
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

12.20.13 Thumbnail FireWhat if being in chaos was optional? What if crisis, or chaos, or “firefighting,” or feeling behind schedule, behind the press of constantly emerging problems, could be stopped? It can. It’s simple. It’s not easy. Here are your three steps to stop fighting fires — and getting control, confidence, and clarity.

 
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