Greetings, all. AE founder Margy Rydzynski is making a great deal of progress, health-wise. For those who haven’t heard, she was diagnosed this spring with an uncommon auto-immune disorder called Pemphigus Vulgaris. She’s been in treatment for months and that work is paying off. There’s still a way to go, but she has sufficient stamina to host our first Coffee at Kickstand in months.
We hope you’ll join Margy in celebrating her recovery and getting together for an afternoon break. Isolation is not good for anybody (including Margy, she found out), so do yourself some good by getting away from those four walls. You’ll come back energized and creative.
Coffee at Kickstand
Wednesday, November 13 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Kickstand Cafe, Arlington Center, Massachusetts
Parking is available
There’s a lot going on in the world right now that can make you feel down, dispirited, even depressed. That’s why it’s important to hold on to those stories of inspiration. Like the story of George Clooney’s tequila company.
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.
George Clooney started a tequila company? Yes, it’s called “Casamigos,” which sort of means “house of friends. And it’s the craziest story: he actually started it by accident!
I’m sorry, but you might drink too much tequila by accident. You don’t start a tequila company by accident. Maybe you don’t, but Clooney did. He says he and his friend were drinking so much tequila that they realized they should just make their own. And eventually they were making and drinking so many bottles that they had to get licensed.
I don’t get what the big deal is here. Some rich guys opened a business, so what? No, you don’t get it. It’s not about money. As Randy Gerber, Clooney’s co-founder, said, this tequila is about friendship and accessibility. They wanted to make a tequila that was affordable for everyone and “not be exclusive.”
Wow, that’s beautiful. So what’s next for Casamigos? Charity work? Opening the business up to community investment? Oh no, they just sold it for $1 billion!
Like you do. Like you do.
By the way, if you’re a podcast addict and into media and communications, “On the Media” is a perfect way to spend a little ear time. Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield are my heroes. Check out the site at: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/otm/