Taking care of business


Some of my favorite articles on business, businesspeople, and entrepreneurs.


Rules of the Road

At least law-breaking officials respect the laws of economics

The Economist, May 5, 2007.


Paper Tiger

Profile of Street Roots publisher Israel Bayer.

Oregon Business, January 2007.


Built to Last

Interview with Sir Walter Lindal.

Inc. Magazine, November 2006.


Mr. Yoshida's Rules

How well does karate work in the business world? Ask sauce boss Junki Yoshida.

Oregon Business, August 2006.



America's bike messengers are being pushed off the streets.

The Economist, June 2006.


The Buck Stops Here

Soaring business costs in California were driving Buck Knives to the brink. The company regained its edge by dismantling its factory--and putting it back together 1,453 miles away.

Inc. Magazine, May 2006.


The Gamble in the Gorge

Two tribes battle for survival in the fight over the casino in Cascade Locks.

Portland Monthly, March 2006.



Crushed by Indifference

Homeless man crushed by trash compactor.

Willamette Week, Nov 27, 2002.


Family Feud

Who's gonna wind up with Reuben Lenske's millions?

Willamette Week, Nov 20, 2002.


Cargo Kings

Waterfront lockout pits shipping interests against the nation's most powerful union.

Willamette Week, Oct 9 2002.


Mercury Falling

How the Homeland Security Act innoculated drug makers against autism lawsuits.

Willamette Week, Nov 27 2002.



Fantasy Island

Hundreds of aspiring actors bilked out of thousands of dollars as Caribbean dream dissolves.

Willamette Week, July 4, 2001.



Shutting off the Spigot

Portland’s Water Bureau cracks down on deadbeat ratepayers
Willamette Week, June 6, 2001.


Going to the Dogs

They're cute. They're furry. They're taking over.

Willamette Week, July 4, 2000.



Profile of a high-class hooker.

Willamette Week, January 26, 2000.


The Poisoned Well

A toxic plume of industrial solvent may have sickened thousands of workers at a Beaverton toy factory.

Willamette Week, Jan 6 1999.


Doctors for Sale

Welcome to the world of injury litigation, where every victim is a suspect and every twinge has a price tag.

Willamette Week, Nov 13 1996.


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