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Managing the person who can't say no

imo-blogIf you’re going to be an effective manager, you need to get results from your people. That means knowing them well enough to manage each of them based on what works for them, says leadership expert Tom Cox.

Business accelerators grow outside Portland

LindaBusiness incubators are all the rage in Portland.  Now tech accelerators are spreading around the state.  Managing editor Linda Baker reports on Oregon’s accelerator fever.

Bob's sage advice on staying independent

Linda What does it take to remain an independent business? Managing editor Linda Baker talks to Bob Moore, the 82-year-old founder of Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, about not selling out.

Democratic, Republican economic agendas put forth

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The Legislature’s House Democratic and Republican caucuses have released their policy agendas for economic recovery and job creation. But between the divergence of those agendas, duration of the Legislature’s short, upcoming session, and partisan politics in an election year, the business community may wind up holding its breath.

The business case for retrofitting schools

LindaHundreds of schools are expected to collapse in a major quake. Managing editor Linda Baker reports on the business case for seismically upgrading Oregon classroom buildings.

New LGBTQ magazine to start up

thelatestA Michael Pollan-esque summation of the business model for PQ Monthly, the new monthly LGBTQ magazine debuting in mid-February, might be: mostly online, some print, engage readers.

SolarWorld holiday card called racist

thelatestA racially charged holiday greeting is fanning the flames of a trade dispute in the solar industry, one that already has business leaders and others feeling touchy.

Making the case for Portland's global cred

imo-blogSaskia Sassen first coined the term "global city" in her book The Global City, published in 1991. She defined a global city as one that tangibly influences world affairs in terms of politics, culture, and various socio-economic means. John Jay, global creative director for Wieden + Kennedy, says that Portland is coming of age as a global city. Oregon Business web editor Emma Hall explores what that means.

Women help power startup scene

LindaOregon’s startup landscape features a growing number of female entrepreneurs and investors. Managing editor Linda Baker reports on a new generation of women-founded companies.