ref: For creating travel memories, Russell Banks prefers words to images
When we are dislocated, not relocated, we think new thoughts, deal with unbidden strange emotions, reflect on our past in a freshened way, from a new perspective.
Enjoyed this on PBSNewhour last night – although I feel both have their unique place (photography and writing)
The Republic Of Tea Could Be Worth $125M, But Its Exec Is Still Not Selling
Rubin has been told other specialty tea companies are selling for more than five times revenue, so the Republic of Tea, which topped $25 million in revenue in 2015, could be worth as much as $125 million. But he says he’s not interested in selling. An effusive 66-year-old, he recently doubled down on keeping his company independent, executing a plan to turn over the reins to his son Todd, 35. “I wanted this not only to remain a family business but also a generational business,” says Ron, who has started a new venture, a Sonoma winery, and says he considers himself a “zentrepreneur,” explaining, “An entrepreneur creates a business; a zentrepreneur creates a business and a life.”
- Purchased in 1994
- Promoted the complex and artisanal characteristics of tea as if it were wine.
- No interest in international growth
- Stayed in the specialty universe: 10,000 domestic channels
- Skepticism of growth is rooted in his aversion to debt
- Decided to remain debt-free and expand from sale
How To Tell A Job Candidate ‘No Thanks’
Rejecting Candidates: What should an employer tell a candidate who is not selected for the position?
How Do You Tell Someone They Didn’t Get The Job?
Honesty is the Best Policy: Tell Candidates Why They didn’t Get the Job
A good approach? identify an area important to the business that the selected candidate is strong in and the rejected candidate lacks. Share this as soon as the decision is made so that there in no unnecessary wait. Be polite and empathetic in the email, and be brief. This will never be a pleasant task.
“I was taught to strive not because there were any guarantees of success but because the act of striving is in itself the only way to keep faith with life.” – Madeleine K. Albright
ref: goodreads: Quotes about Striving
An attempt to understand Wordpress by understanding their flagship theme
Even after some tries I was unable to find the “default” fonts used in the WordPress theme 2016 for body and headers. It would be nice to know this quickly from the customizer. The below doesn’t give any helpful information.
Found the information here: Review of WP 2016. Turns out it’s Montserrat for the Headings and Merriweather for body text. Merriweather was designed to be a text face that is pleasant to read on screens. Montserrat‘s inspiration are the old posters and signs in the traditional neighborhood of Buenos Aires called Montserrat.
Feature details on WP Twentysixteen theme here also a similar question was asked here
another one here
1Rogers, R. & Monsell, S. (1995). The costs of a predictable switch between simple cognitive tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 124, 207-231.
2Rubinstein, Joshua S.; Meyer, David E.; Evans, Jeffrey E. (2001). Executive Control of Cognitive Processes in Task Switching. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 27(4), 763-797.
Multitasking May Not Mean Higher Productivity. (2009). Talk of the Nation, National Public Radio. Found online at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112334449
From Digital Photography school: 15 Tips for Successful Fireworks Photography
TODO: My first experience with Fireworks photography
Your human-size life credit: found it on Matts’ blog
I think we all need a struggle, I think that’s where our creativity comes from. We need something that feels unattainable, but actually is not. But the struggle to rise above our humanity, that’s not going to happen for any of us. And the desire to have it robs your very human life of any value.
Joe had it right. Live a gentle human-size life. Go for a walk in your middle-class neighborhood and run into a friend of a friend and share what you see, and influence their life for the better. That’s the kind of thing a human can do. And it is, imho, where happiness comes from.