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Want To Join Our Team?

Earlier today our CEO, Anthony Nicalo, posted on his blog regarding our desire to bring more team members on board.  We’re very excited about the next release of our platform, and we want to bring motivated and talented people on board who will help us continue to improve it.

There’s more info over here, so get in touch if you or someone you know would be a great fit!

Want to be part of the solution? Foodtree is currently hiring whipsmart database and Rails wizards to join our small team. We’re in an early phase, so there is an opportunity to share the risks and rewards. We want more people like us, who care more about fixing our food system than a guaranteed paycheck. Email me (anthony at foodtree.com) if you are interested.

What is foodtree? The four word explanation.

I emailed the designer of our awesome new logo to see if she could hook up a business card design.

Appropriately, she asked about the timeline (we’re a startup, yesterday would be great) and whether we wanted a standard, nice business card or something more outstanding, something she would have to concept and design.

Knowing that concept and design was my answer I sought out a bit of explanation. My message:

I’m doing this crazy thing this year where I only eat and drink things that I know the origin of…and I can’t stop thinking about social science research into happiness and the importance of connection. Humans as social beings. And the connection between the pleasures of the table, i.e. food and further linkages to origins and context. The best and most memorable meals for me have always been the ones that were fully shared. Not only sharing around a table, but shared knowledge and understanding. Remember the fish you caught or the wine you sipped with the winemaker or the potatoes from your grandfather’s garden? Those things made you happy. Those foods tasted better because you knew something about their origins.

The discussion of happiness and social connection/ relationships also makes me think about the genealogy references with foodtree.

I don’t have a succinct way of communicating this yet, but I can’t get Bobby McFerrin out of my head and I’m thinking of the problems with food safety and the importance of transparency to trust and I end up at “foodtree. don’t worry, eat happy.”

So, um, yes, please. Concept and design a nice business card.

What do you think? Does “don’t worry, eat happy” resonate with you? Either way, you should watch this video. I hadn’t seen it before and it’s awesome.

 

Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy
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