Tea Mavericks of America – Panel Discussion

By Jesse Jacobs

(Complete video, approximately 1.5 hours)

I recently had tea with these amazing guys, jointly responsible for making the tea market what it is today. Taking the time for tea and talk, these guys shared their experiences, insights, and their take on why tea is taking off today. CEO of Rishi Tea, Joshua Kaiser, Author James Norwood Pratt, CEO and Alchemist Ahmed Rahim, CEO of Digg Kevin Rose, Tea Pioneer David Lee Hoffman, and Samovar founder Jesse Jacobs all gather for tea at Samovar Tea Lounge.

Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Each person’s history and how they came to be doing what they’re doing
  • Their personal tea ritual
  • Why tea is gaining unprecedented popularity in America
  • How they can be competitors as well as supporters of eachother
  • Best tea for Sex
  • Much more… 

Bargain Books + Free Wifi = Goodby Borders San Francisco

By Jesse Jacobs
What’s interesting about this photo? How about the fact that this company is paying top San Francisco real estate dollar to sell bargain books, and all the while offering free wifi (where customers are capable of ordering the same bargain books cheaper from Amazon!)? What’s interesting is that they remained in business for so long…

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