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Tracktown USA: Improving for the Long Run

May 15th, 2015 6 Comments

We can’t know how many marathon runners finished Sunday’s race with their best time ever. Conditions were near ideal, so chances are good that many returned home with that deep satisfaction of never having done better.

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Excellence Matters; Success Doesn’t

March 14th, 2014 2 Comments

Between Ken Kesey Square at the heart of downtown Eugene and all of the University of Oregon buildings that bear Phil Knight’s imprimatur, it’s easy to overlook the legacy of Bill Bowerman and the culture of excellence he attempted to instill here.

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Northwest is Near the Middle in a Wobbly New World

November 19th, 2011 No Comments

Phil Knight brilliantly perceived that manufacturing in the East and selling in the West tilted the economic formula profoundly in his favor. Software development also is weightless, so Bill Gates could pick the quietest corner of the country to become the nation’s richest man.

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Fripperies R Us

September 29th, 2011 1 Comment

Why don’t meteorologists study meteors? It seems like they’re getting away with something.

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