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425 Business Magazine Issue

August 2015

What Kind of Nerd-Bird Flyer Are You?


You’ve scheduled a 7 a.m. flight to San Francisco for a business meeting. You show up at the airport and realize you’re surrounded by a very specific crowd of folks.…

Consulting: Keeping it Local

You don’t have to head to New York or Los Angeles to find top consultants. Local firms can provide expertise best suited for the Northwest economy. It might be possible to work…

Nailing the Pitch


Keep it simple and practice, practice, practice So, you have The Next Best Thing? Maybe it’s the Warby Parker of T-shirts, or a social network combining Untapped with Meerkat for…

Itinerary: San Diego

“San-Diego-HDR” © 2007 peasap, used under a creative commons attribution license.

Get down to business in sunny Southern California In a land of board shorts, sun-kissed skin, and saltwater-tousled hair, you may very well walk into a meeting in San Diego…

Inside Gaming’s Addictive World


This story appears in the August 2015 issue of 425 Business. Online gaming was ruining Callum Morrison’s life, so he checked into an Eastside retreat to detox. Was the game to blame? Callum…

Office Envy: iSoftStone


Come together: Creative director John Figueroa and account director Nelson Yong discuss a digital campaign strategy in the office mingling space. First impression: The lobby features a bright red wall and Chinese…

ASK: The Lowdown on Land Transactions

Most people know it’s no easy task to sell a home. But what about selling a piece of land? That process can be even more complicated than selling a home,…

The Business of Bellevue

To developer Carl Vander Hoek, Bellevue needs to court younger residents to mature as a city. Photos by Rachel Coward

A maturing city tries to court younger residents Bellevue is kind of like a high school graduate — it’s just hitting its stride and has grand plans for the future.…

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