Start-up: Taking the leap

“Start-up renewable energy in town?” I heard, and in the blink of an eye, I rose my hand. Too many questions in mind. How? Where? When? How do you start a brand-new renewable energy company from scratch in this era? It turns out that Portland has a healthy ecosystem of renewable energy companies. It is… Read more »

Financial Risk & Controls Management Best Practices

It is very common that day-to-day activities and issues in your workplace consume most of your time and usually don’t leave you with time to really consider what practices are value-added for achieving your objectives. As finance professionals, we get engaged in how to make cost reductions, how to implement a resolution to an audit finding, or just how to support the operation of the… Read more »

Seeing Portland in Japan: The Culture of Food

As I walk through the streets of Fukuoka in the Kyushu island of Japan, a familiar scene came into my focal point- food carts along the ridge of the Naka River. I live in Portland, a food cart obsessed city where good, cheap, creative food plates are one of the delights the urban center has to offer…. Read more »