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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

imo-blogDuring a recent meeting, contributing columnist Tom Cox noticed one attendee — an older, overweight guy — was speaking more “thickly” than usual. "It reminded me of some early stroke symptoms I’d read about. I had to decide — do I say anything? What do I say? How do I say it in a way most likely to encourage the desired behavior? And what if I’m wrong?"

 
Oregon unemployment stuck at 9.6 percent | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

thelatestOregon unemployment remained stuck at 9.6% in September as state and local governments cut jobs.

 
The seven biggest economic lies | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

imo-blogThe President’s Jobs Bill doesn’t have a chance in Congress — and the Occupiers on Wall Street and elsewhere can’t become a national movement for a more equitable society – unless more Americans know the truth about the economy, says Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley.

 
CEO Scott Schroeder discusses outsourcing | Print |  Email
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

imo-blogVested outsourcing is a topic you likely have not heard much about yet. It is an innovative approach to improving the outcome and effectiveness between companies and their suppliers. It is particularly important to companies that make things themselves or currently outsource production off-shore. Contributing writer Jerry Saveriano discusses vested outsourcing with Scott Schroeder, president and CEO of Mega Tech of Oregon, in a two-part interview series.

 
Blackberry outage threatens troubled company | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
thelatestA growing outage in Blackberry service threatens parent company Research In Motion Ltd., an already troubled company.
 
Obama's jobs bill faces first hurdle with Senate vote | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
thelatestPresident Obama’s jobs bill meets its first big test today as the Senate moves toward a vote on whether to take up the legislation, the centerpiece of Obama’s efforts to revive the economy.
 
Why we mourn Steve Jobs | Print |  Email
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Thursday, October 06, 2011
thelatestIt is a strange thing to mourn the death of the chairman of one the most profitable companies in the world. But we do. Alexis Madrigal, a senior editor at The Atlantic, explains why.
 
Anonymous vows to attack NYSE | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, October 05, 2011
thelatestThe group of hacker-activists known as Anonymous has vowed to erase the New York Stock Exchange "from the internet" on Oct. 10, in support of the Occupy Wall Street protests.
 
Bad praise worse than none at all | Print |  Email
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Monday, October 03, 2011
imo-blogEffective praise is one of those leadership skills that seems to come in only two varieties — there's the natural and highly effective praise of the "born leader," and then there's the unnatural and highly ineffective praise of people who haven't yet learned how.
 
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How can you move from a command-and-control leadership model to one of true empowerment and accountability? David Marquet did, and he took notes along the way.


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Reimagining education to solve Oregon's student debt and underemployment problems

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How do we skill up our future technology workforce in a smart way to take advantage of these high-paying jobs? The answer shouldn’t focus only on helping people get a bachelor’s degree.


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The 100 Best Companies survey is open

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100-best-logo-2015 500pxw-1How does your workplace stack up against competitors? How can you improve workplace practices to help recruit and retain employees? Find out by taking our 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon survey!


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Woman of Steel

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BY LINDA BAKER

Tamara Lundgren tackles the challenges—without getting trampled.


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A Complex Portrait: Immigration, Jobs and the Economy

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BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE & KIM MOORE

Oregon Business reports on the visa squeeze, the skills gap and foreign-born residents who are revitalizing rural Oregon.


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OB Poll: Wineries and groceries

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Friday, October 24, 2014

24-winethumbA majority of respondents agreed: Local vineyards should remain Oregon-owned and quality is the most important factor when determining where to eat or buy groceries.


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