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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. 

 
New co-housing community bucks market trends | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Friday, May 11, 2012

05.11.12 ForSale ThumbnailCully Grove in Northeast Portland is one of the few and new for-sale multifamily projects under construction, and other alternative housing types are on the rise in Portland.

 
SAO throws a party | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Friday, May 04, 2012

05.04.12_SoftwareParty_ThumbnailThe Software Association of Oregon holds a glitzy member recognition gala, part of a larger organizational transformation.

 
Report on Oregon's nonprofits a first step | Print |  Email
Robin Doussard
Wednesday, May 02, 2012

05.03.12_Nonprofit_ThumbnailFor the first time, there are substantial facts and numbers about the state's nonprofit sector, which employs 166,130 people, or 13% of Oregon’s private sector employment.

 
How to make the most of meetings | Print |  Email
Contributed Blogs
Friday, April 27, 2012

imo-blogGood meetings are the nerve centers of a good organization.  Here are the three meetings every organization should have – and how to make yours better, according to leadership coach Tom Cox.

 
Reality tempers innovation at Future Energy Conference | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, April 26, 2012

04.26.12_SolarPanelThumbnailBusiness and government leaders discuss clean energy technologies amid concerns about renewable energy policy and competition from China.

 
Growing wheat and bicycles in Eastern Oregon | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, April 12, 2012

04.12.12_WheatThumbnailA visit to Pendleton spotlights the city's historic character and commodities, and provides a glimpse of 21st- century challenges, products and services.

 
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Podcast: Interview with Pete Friedes

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

082714-thumb friedesbookTom Cox interviews Pete Friedes, author of "The 2R Manager," about becoming a Best Boss.


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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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Register for 100 Best Companies survey

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
OBM-100-best-logo-2015 150pxwBy Kim Moore | OB Editor

The 2015 survey launched this week. It is open to for-profit private and public companies that have at least 15 full- or part-time employees in Oregon.


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Is this employee right?

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
081314 thumb employeefeelingsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”


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Trends in business succession

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Thursday, July 03, 2014
TrendsBY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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Video: The 100 Best Survey

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

100-best-logo-2015 500pxw-1OB Research Editor Kim Moore shares some pointers about the 100 Best Companies to Work For survey.


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Why I became an Oregon angel investor

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Monday, July 14, 2014
AngelInvestBY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE

I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.


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