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The boxer rebellion
December 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008

StevenLienIf ever there was a persuasive reason to start a men’s underwear shop in downtown Portland, Steven Lien thinks he has it. “Women,” he observes, “are tired of seeing guys in bad underwear.”

 

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Trimming the office party without cutting the fun
December 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008

Company holiday celebrations are an expression of employee appreciation and just because business may be down for the year and cutbacks loom, that doesn’t mean you should ditch the party.

 

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Former tech CEO pedals into a new job
November 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008

KyleRansonWHEN KYLE RANSON resigned from a faltering InFocus in 2007 after three years at the Wilsonville projector company’s helm, it seemed only logical that the 20-year tech veteran would soldier on in the field he knew best.

 

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Graphic: Value of sold U.S. businesses
November 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008

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Small hats win big bucks
November 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008

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Sometimes honesty pays. Midway through his public-funding pitch to a committee of angel investors, Peter Hixson described his company as “a three-man baseball team,” then shrugged and said, "I have no experience with taking a company from $1 million to $5 million."

 

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