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I just read this article that inspired me to write about my own experience as an entrepreneur and president of a startup company. The article was titled “8 Reasons to Choose a Startup over a Corporate Job” Except for the beer and jeans during work, (which does sound quite enticing) the article couldn’t be more […]
by BRUCE GIBNEY AND KEN HOWERY Bruce Gibney and Ken Howery are partners at Founders Fund. There are two views on entrepreneurship in America: the first (largely feigned), that it is a pure virtue like freedom of speech or religion, and the second (real) attitude that it is largely a game for the naïve. Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, […]
Gain Their Trust, Win Their Sale Todd Duncan explains how to quickly establish trust with your clients and make the sale. Todd Duncan In a recent Gallup poll on professions that people trust, sales ranked in the lower 10 percent. Clearly, the profession of selling doesn’t get high marks, but therein lies the opportunity for sales professionals […]
And now for more bizarre public artwork! Count Alexander von Svoboda unleashed a monstrosity carved from a 190-ton chunk of white Carerra marble upon an unsuspecting Portland public. The sculpture, created for what was then the Georgia-Pacific building, is officially known as “Quest.” Locals, however, give it a much earthier appellation, a play on the […]
Portland is home to much public art. One of the most notable pieces is known to locals as “Pull My Finger.” Located in front of the Michael Graves building in downtown Portland, Portlandia, resembling a female Neptune, but in reality modeled after the city seal, holds a trident in her left hand and holds her […]
Powell’s has several sites in the Portland area, as well as an online presence. Its flagship store on Burnside is a bibliophile’s dream, covering an entire city block and three stories high, with over 68,000 SF of book-selling space offering both new and used books. Its owner, Michael Powell, has championed liberal causes from gay […]
Portland is one of those few places in the world where real estate prices go up when there’s a good independent coffee shop in the neighborhood. Starbucks just doesn’t cut it.