Virgin on Business

Being disruptive used to be a bad thing. Society frowned on those who would disrupt a classroom, a meeting, the steady flow of traffic, someone’s sleep.

It’s impossible to pinpoint the moment at which the phrase “tech company” ceased to have meaning. It’s easy to detect that, wherever and whenever that point was, we’re well beyond it now.

Higher minimum wages will also result in jobs that never show up to begin with because they were created somewhere else.

A new toxic material is threatening the Northwest. It’s safe enough for human, animal and fish consumption in its natural state, but it can be seriously hazardous to economic development projects and political careers.

For decades, elements of Washington’s political class have longed for — nay, lusted after — an income tax, this state being among the seven currently without one.

Let’s do a quick review of the list of service businesses that have been disrupted by the internet.Retailing? Thoroughly. Communications? No doubt. Media? We could tell you stories. Travel and tourism? They could tell you stories as well about how customers get information and book their own travel arrangements these days. Banking? Hmm, there’s an interesting one.