Agilyx names new CEO and CFO

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Tigard-based waste-to-energy company Agilyx named a new CEO and CFO, amid considerations of an initial public offering.

 

Local food website coming to Portland

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

San Francisco startup Good Eggs is planning to expand its service to Portland. The website aims to be the Etsy for local food.

 

Medford stores expect boost from new Walmart

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Merchants in Medford's South Gateway area are gearing up for more customers when a new Super Walmart opens there in mid-August.

 

Oregon earthquake coming, OSU report says

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

The probability of a major earthquake in Oregon in the next 50 years could range as high as 40%, Oregon State University scientists say.

 

Oregon OKs 5 new health care agencies

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Oregon approved five new coordinated care organizations, bringing the total to 13 serving 33 counties.

 

TechAmerica closes Oregon chapter

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Trade group TechAmerica shuttered its Oregon chapter and other local groups across the country to focus on national policy efforts.

 

Oregon considers new forms of ID

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Gov. John Kitzhaber has assembled a work group to consider alternative forms of driver identification.

 
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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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