As many of you know, 2014 has been a challenging year for me professionally. In February my business partner and I made the decision to shut down our company, CPUsage. While the decision to do so was not as hard as I thought, the reality of closing the door on that chapter of my life was painful. Starting and running a comp
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Have you ever noticed that we don't use names like "Alexander the Great" anymore?.
As an entrepreneur, one of the things I learned early on is that most startup communities have a pay it back mentality. When I started CPUsage, I was welcomed with open arms by founders that had come before me. I was able to get a meeting with just about anyone I wanted
When I attended the University of Oregon, I majored in Business Administration. After a misguided attempt to minor in Computer Science, I switched my secondary focus to Economics because it was an easy minor to obtain as a Business major. Turned out though, I loved Economics! My 300 and 400 level Econ classes were some of m
Not sure how I stumbled on this, but I noticed something interesting the other day. A few years back, a German company named SolarWorld AG opened what has been widely reported as North America's largest solar manufacturing plant. The fab is located near my house in Hillsboro, OR. SolarWorld has been a great addition to the
An important conference in the technology sector kicked off this week. Its called D: All Things Digital (also called D11, for the 11th annual showing). Its an executive focused conference, a real who's who. One of the presentations was a great one by
You are being lied to. In fact, everyone in the US
Recently I've noticed what may be an increasing irreverence of the law. Specifically are two very different but interesting examples. First, the uproar over the suicide of Aaron Swartz. Not the uproar a
For Christmas, I got my wife a personal
Since starting my company and volunteering for Portland Startup Weekend, I have had the opportunity to be around hundreds, if not thousands, of both budding and experienced entrepreneurs. During casual conversation and formal presentatio
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When I was a kid, I worked hard and play
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So much to blog about these days but
The Portland Business Journal on March 9th, 2012 published a list of the Top 25 Technology Companies in the Portland area. They ranked using number of global employees but also listed the number of Portland area employee
Reading through the archives of this blog, you'll see that there are a few popular topics I like to write about. One of them is the downfall of the newspaper industry. I recently had an online conversation with the new Business section editor at The Oregonian which only strengthens my grim outlook for a dying industry.
Early stage startup founders have a problem.
So I've been checking out a web site called
Here is the deal: I'm starting