Obviously a huge post about this coming to Consuming Louisville but in the meantime, um again I say, hells yeah. All of my peoples on the West Coast who love food trucks verily I say to thee: Back this project! So B and I can have a yummy (kosher by default) vegan food truck.
I don’t think anyone should be building any service without assuming services and hardware are ephemeral, unreliable and potentially broken. I’ll admit congestion and contention for resources was a bit of an initial surprise for us to deal with.
For some of us, attending the family Thanksgiving is a painful reminder that our families and communities still don’t embrace us for who we are. It’s awful looking at the rest of the family around the table while thinking, “I can’t wait to go back to the community where I can just be myself.”
So this Thanksgiving season, we’re offering some advice to take in with your turkey and stuffing. These tips might not be appropriate for everyone, but if you feel like you can speak up, and in particular, if there are children or teens listening in, these works can make the difference for years of family gatherings.
“This year, I’m thankful that the Jewish community has come out so forcefully against homophobic bullying. It’s been wonderful to witness the outpouring of support for GLBT young people.”
“This year, I’m thankful that in the midst of tragedy, there are amazing people stepping up to create a better world for GLBT youth and all people.”
“This year, I’m thankful to my rabbi and congregation for signing the Jewish Community Pledge against bullying and making a public commitment to end homophobia and transphobia.”
“This Thanksgiving holiday, we are grateful for many things: family, friends, and of course, food. Just in time for the big day, beloved cookbook author and TV chef Ina Garten offers everyone six simple yet delicious recipes to make one of the year’s biggest dinner parties as easy as, well, pumpkin pie. Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Cooking!”—Ina Garten’s Thanksgiving Recipes from Google
1. For the money
2. To be challenged
3. For the pleasure/calling of doing the work
4. For the impact it makes on the world
5. For the reputation you build in the community
6. To solve interesting problems
7. To be part of a group and to experience the mission
8. To be appreciated
Why do we always focus on the first? Why do we advertise jobs or promotions as being generic on items 2 through 8 and differentiated only by #1?
In fact, unless you’re a drug kingpin or a Wall Street trader, my guess is that the other factors are at work every time you think about your work.
“It’s the message, not the amount you spend on it. Companies that spend tons of ad/PR dollars to convince people their products are worthwhile are like guys who spend lots of money on gifts and dinners to woo a woman. What kind of relationship are they really building? Successful customer relationships are like any other long-term relationship: They start with a foundation of communication and showing you care about the other person.”—Ask 37signals: 10 ways to “get ink” - (37signals)
“Safeway and PepsiCo are teaming up with Foursquare to reinvent the way grocery store shoppers think about location-based rewards and checkins. As part of the deal, Safeway has integrated Foursquare into its VonsClub loyalty program for a three-month pilot program that kicks off today. The crux of the program is that VonsClub members can now link their Foursquare accounts to unlock PepsiCo rewards every time they shop.”—Foursquare Partnership Seeks to Reinvent Grocery Store Loyalty Program