November 2008


Jack and Jim and Johnny, oh my!

Mental Floss: The men behind you favorite liquors. “One morning in 1911 [Jack] Daniel showed up for work early and couldn’t get his safe open. He flew off the handle and kicked the offending strongbox. The kick was so ferocious that Daniel injured his toe, which then became infected. The infection soon became the blood poisoning that killed the whiskey mogul.”

Ilya

  • Ad Week: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. "Hire at least two new people every day." Jeff Goodby may have been exaggerating, at least at first, when he gave that directive ... in the spring of 2007. But the reality was, it was a necessity. Goodby, Silverstein & Partners was in a hiring frenzy following an unprecedented new-business windfall, which itself followed a major account loss early in the year that threatened to trim rather than swell the agency's ranks. Suddenly, the San Francisco agency needed to find a lot of talent, and fast.


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