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Thursday, March 20, 2014
03.20.14 thumb internetBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.

 
Leader's bookshelf | Print |  Email
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Friday, March 14, 2014
02.06.14 BooksBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Five books that will make you a better leader.

 
State of your personal union | Print |  Email
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Friday, February 07, 2014
4 01.07.14 Thumbnail LeadershipManBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

President Obama's State of the Union address held lessons for all leaders.

 
Business dispute resolution calls for proactive approach | Print |  Email
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Monday, February 03, 2014
02.03.14 Thumbnail ConflictBY ROBERT SHLACHTER AND MARK FRIEL | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

Alternative methods of dispute resolution have the potential to lower costs, increase efficiency and provide greater control over process. The key is to know which ones to use, and how to use them in a way that accomplishes those objectives.

 
Travel pays | Print |  Email
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Thursday, January 30, 2014
01.30.14 Thumbnail ORTourismBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

A conversation with Travel Oregon CEO Todd Davidson.

 
How to simplify your life | Print |  Email
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Friday, January 24, 2014
01.24.14 Thumbnail SimpleZenBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

January needn’t be a time to make well intentioned promises to yourself that you soon break.

 
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.

 
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Back to School

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY LEE VAN DER VOO

By now we’ve all read the headlines: Starbucks is giving away free degrees. Except it isn’t.


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Oversight? Or gaming the system?

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Monday, July 14, 2014
AmazonBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.


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Community colleges and sustainability

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
sustainabilityBY MARY SPILDE | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.


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What I'm Reading

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kim Ierian, President of Concorde Career Colleges, and Deborah Edward, Executive Director of Business for Culture & the Arts, share their recent reads.


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Downtime

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

How State Representative Julie Parrish (House District 37) balances life between work and play.


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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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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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