Intel stops support for Oregon Boy Scouts

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, November 12, 2012

Intel has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Boy Scouts of America through its employee volunteer matching program, but will end those philanthropic contributions because of the Boy Scouts' ban on gay members and troop leaders.

 

Elkhorn resort property for sale

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, November 12, 2012

The 463-acre Elkhorn Golf Resort property near Mehama is looking for a buyer.

 

PeaceHealth recovering financially

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, November 12, 2012

PeaceHealth's Springfield and Eugene hospitals are recovering financially after the effects of the recession, according to the nonprofit's latest financial filings.

 

Cuts force Beaverton teachers into classes outside their expertise

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, November 12, 2012

After the Beaverton School District slashed its budget and cut 344 positions, teachers are being transferred to fill holes in the 51-school district.

 

Lane County residents are state's top recyclers

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, November 12, 2012

Lane County residents lead the state in recycling, with 61.5% of waste kept out of the landfill last year.

 

Gay marriage laws could spark $166M in wedding spending

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, November 12, 2012

New gay marriage laws in Maine, Maryland and Washington could generate more than $166 million in wedding spending in the next three years.

 

U.S. to be world's largest oil producer in eight years

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, November 12, 2012

The U.S. is expected to become the world's largest oil producer by 2020, overtaking Saudi Arabia.

 
<< Start < Prev 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 Next > End >>

Page 486 of 726

More Articles

Corner Office: Sheree Arntson

January-Powerbook 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Checking in with the managing director of Arnerich Massena.


Read more...

Top stories in 2014

The Latest
Thursday, December 18, 2014
10-listthumb

2014 was a year of wild contradictions, fast-paced growth and unexpected revelations.


Read more...

What I'm Reading

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Peter Lizotte at ACME Business Solutions and Roger Busse at Pacific Continental Bank share their favorite reads.


Read more...

Editor's Letter: Power Play

January-Powerbook 2015
Thursday, December 11, 2014

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


Read more...

Free Falling

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, December 18, 2014
121714-oilprice-thumbBY JASON NORRIS | OB CONTRIBUTOR

The implosion of the energy complex: The best thing for low oil prices is low oil prices.


Read more...

Two Sides of the Coin

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
22 twosidesBY JASON NORRIS

Historically, when the leaves fall, so do the markets. This year, earnings, Europe, energy and Ebola have in common? Beyond alliteration, they are four factors that the investors are pointing to for this year’s seasonal volatility.


Read more...

The short list: Holiday habits of six Oregon CEOs

The Latest
Thursday, December 11, 2014
121214-xmaslist1BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

We ask business and nonprofit leaders how they survive the season.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS