Trucking company moving to Coburg

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Old Dominion Freight Line is one of several businesses moving into Coburg's reviving industrial area.

 

Housing market boosts Street of Dreams

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

The improving real estate market is good for the Street of Dreams, and most of the expensive homes are already sold.

 

NCAA gives Ducks 3-year probation

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The NCAA put the University of Oregon's football program on probation for three years and took away a scholarship through June 2016 for recruiting violations under Chip Kelly.

 

Berkman pleads guilty in fraud

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Onetime Oregon gubernatorial candidate Craig Berkman pleaded guilty in a $13 million securities fraud scheme.

 

Oregon unemployment benefits rise

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The amount of unemployment benefits that Oregonians can receive will rise slightly next week.

 

California developer buying Blue Heron mill site

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A California development company signed a purchase agreement for the historic Blue Heron mill site in Oregon City.

 

UO apparel could go out of state

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The University of Oregon plans to start dealing with only a single manufacturer for Ducks apparel instead of dozens, leading in-state companies to believe the contract could go outside of Oregon.

 
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24-winethumbA majority of respondents agreed: Local vineyards should remain Oregon-owned and quality is the most important factor when determining where to eat or buy groceries.


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Editor's Letter: Power Play

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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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