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Defining Convenience

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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?

 

 

Developing your personal brand

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Monday, December 09, 2013
BY MICHAEL BECK | OB BLOGGER
12.09.13 Thumbnail Brand

How do you help people learn "who you are?"  The key is consistently communicating in a way that reflects your values and philosophies.

 

 

A spark to light Oregon’s employment engine

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
BY ERIC FRUITS | OB BLOGGER

11.21.13 Thumbnail WorkersRight-to-work policies liberalize labor market conditions by loosening some of the most restrictive features of labor legislation enacted during the Great Depression. In Oregon, the Public Employee Choice Act would provide right-to-work protections to public employees.

 

'80s music icon goes digital

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
OB ThumbnailImage MarvRossBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

In 1980, Marv Ross wrote and recorded a catchy little original called Harden My Heart that helped Quarterflash land a deal with Geffen Records. Ross still writes music but now he, like everyone from Lady Gaga to the unknown vocalist with a ukulele and a webcam, gives it away to sell it. It’s a crazy business model that works.

 
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