Step 1. Ascertain if there is any beer in the fridge.
I recently visited the loft of my most fashionable cousin richtong, co-founder of fohr card, and my favorite samoyed Penelope! Samoyeds were bred to keep people warm in cold climates. They’re incredibly snuggly. I think everyone should own a Penelope. Or at the very least a samoyed. Yes, they can all sit on Vespas. As it’s Friday, think about how happy you would be with a nice fluffy dog, and then maybe do what I did recently, and accidentally on purpose go adopt one! Have a good weekend :)
New York City is, for the most part, full of ambitious, smart, passionate and generally interesting people. We come here to cut our teeth, make our way, prove we can do it, and yet, get a room full of these people together and we end up talking mostly about work.
We wanted to change that at Fohr Card, and so, launched a speaking series called TenFohr in which we would ask amazing, driven people to come and talk for 10 minutes, the only rule? Their topic couldn’t have anything to do with their job or work.
Last night we had our 5th and largest #tenfohr. Jeff Laub, founder of blindbarber told us why sometimes it’s good to disconnect. Kata de Solis, managing director of Moving Image and Content defended her hoarding as a by product of growing up in the consumption obsessed 80’s. Lee sang us a song that touched a group of weary travelers on an Indian train and naveen, co-founder of Foursquare, reminded us that sometimes you climb a mountain for the view you get of yourself, not the clouds.
Everyone has a story to tell, most of us just never ask.