World Tea, Las Vegas Style

By Jesse Jacobs

July 2010

Every year we attend the World Tea Expo in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada. Yes, it is very ironic that small family tea farmers and tea companies from around the world gather in Vegas of all places. But, it is what it is, and ultimately it is a blast. This year the Samovar team included Erick, Laura, Tiffany, Jesus, and me. Unfortunately, Erick did not win the World Tea Brewing Championships taking the title back to SF. Maybe next year. In this video we recap our time tasting tea, musing on the tea business, and how to stay alive and sane in Vegas. Enjoy!

Old School: How to Build an Inspired Company According to the Big Boys (Google, Facebook, Samovar)

By Jesse Jacobs
Check out this engaging panel discussion at the 2010 Wisdom 2.0 conference. Panelists included Meng Tan (Head of Personal Growth, Google), Stuart Crabb (Head of Learning & Development, Facebook), and yours truly. What do some of the biggest titans of Tech have in common with a little company like Samovar? Culture. A great company culture equals a…

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