Oregon State Fair livestock returns

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

More livestock exhibitors returned to the Oregon State Fair this year, after many had stopped participating due to disagreements over how the fair was managed.

 

Large NE Portland project begins

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A large new development of 211 apartments and townhomes plus businesses is beginning in Northeast Portland.

 

Gridlock actually helping food stamp funding

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Food stamp programs are being saved from billions of dollars of budget cuts by Congressional gridlock.

 

Bakery that denied gay couple a wedding cake closes

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Sweet Cakes by Melissa closed its Gresham storefront to move business to an in home bakery. The shop made waves by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

 

Proposed Coburg applesauce factory still faces hurdles

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Despite initial willingness of Coburg to back a 15-year property tax break, a proposed Materne applesauce factory still faces hurdles.

 

Portland home prices rising faster than average

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Portland-area home prices rose 15.5% in July compared to a year ago, and 1.9% since a month ago.

 

Oregon unions face challenges

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

In Oregon, union membership accounts for almost 16% of workers in the state, at 240,000 people. Nationwide, union memberships are 11.3% of workers.

 
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There’s a fascinating article in the December issue of the Harvard Business Review about a profound power shift taking place in business and society. It’s a long read, but the gist revolves around the tension between “old power” and “new power” as a driver of transformation. Here’s an excerpt:

Old power works like a currency. It is held by few. Once gained, it is jealously guarded, and the powerful have a substantial store of it to spend. It is closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. It downloads, and it captures.

New power operates differently, like a current. It is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It uploads, and it distributes. Like water or electricity, it’s most forceful when it surges. The goal with new power is not to hoard it but to channel it.

The authors, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans, don’t necessarily favor one form of power over another but merely outline how power is transitioning, and how companies can take advantage of these changes to strengthen their positions in the marketplace. 

Our Powerbook issue might be viewed as a case study in the new-power transition. This annual book of lists provides information on leading businesses, nonprofits and universities in the state. Most of the featured companies are entrenched power players now pursuing more flexible and less hierarchical approaches to doing business. Law firms, for example, are adopting new technologies and fee structures to make legal services more accessible and affordable.

This month we also take a look at a controversial new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring public companies to disclose the median pay of workers, as well as the ratio between CEO and median-worker pay. 

Part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law, the rule will compel public companies to be more open about employee compensation, with the assumption that greater transparency will improve corporate performance and, perhaps, help address one of the major challenges of our time: income inequality.

New power is not only about strategy and tactics, the Harvard Business Review authors say. “The ultimate questions are ethical. The big question is whether new power can genuinely serve the common good and confront society’s most intractable problems.”

That sounds like a call to arms. Or a New Year’s resolution. Old power or new, the goals are the same: to be a force for positive change in the world. Happy 2015!

— Linda


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