From kickoff parties to private concerts and recharging suites…we’re off and running with a bang in Austin. Here are our favorites from Friday.
NomNom: The pork shoulder, pork belly and pork butt at the Salty Sow were all amazing…but the brussels sprouts were the shocker of the meal. Peeled, flaky, and crazy good.
Libations: Cuvee Coffee’s Black & Blue can of iced coffee is pretty amazing when you’re rolling on limited sleep and its 75 degrees outside. Delicious!
Culture Tip: We talked with a few business owners and employees who have an unlimited vacation policy. Essentially, its up to the employee to get his/her work done, and beyond that, its vacation time. Employees love the flexibility, and most end up using the same or even less days of vacation than a typical PTO plan. Very interesting…
Grab Bag: Our favorite gadget-device-batter-saving friends at Mophie had a brilliant #MophieRescue activation including a pop-up shop and street teams with rescued St. Bernards. Everyone was buzzing about the pups down here.
Free Stuff Rules: Our friends at Spredfast are hosting a Social Suite at their headquarters…free BBQ, beers, charging stations, ice cream creations and a candy buffet that was right up Jon’s gummy bear-loving alley!
Overheard: “The problem with the Buffaloes, is that they’re like the slowest, fattest character in a horror movie. They’re only going to be better when another Pac-12 team is slower and fatter.” – Spencer Hall, Editorial Director for SB Nation
Through the Lens:
Number of Steps Taken: 18,874 – big day!
Hours of Sleep: Jim: 7. Jon: 7.
Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Jim: 3. Jon: 3.
~ Jim and Jon