Life is meant to be shared and enjoyed

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa at more than 19,000 feet. While it’s no Everest, it’s still a physically and mentally grueling trek for anyone, let alone a not particularly athletic college kid. Add in the fact that D’Jamoos was born without legs and two of his fingers, and any sane person would think the climb was impossible.

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Here amongst our team we abide by an email manifesto to keep communication on point. This article by Maria Popova is helpful for better understanding how we can make email more civil and digital communication kinder.

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Another new tea shop in town is Snake River Tea Co., which opened at 801 W. Main St, Suite 103, six weeks ago. It is a large space filled with stylish tables, chairs and couches, but the centerpiece of the shop is the Alpha Dominche Steampunk 4.1, a futuristic coffee and tea brewing machine. Read More

Alpha Dominche, a 2M portfolio company, has received widespread praise following a recently published New York Times editorial highlighting the spawning coffee culture in Salt Lake City. The company is credited with stimulating this grass-roots culture and embracing the artisanal, third wave coffee movement.

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As part of our culture and starting 2015 in a great way hope you enjoy the following article from Cook Smarts.

Your Guide to Enjoying Vegetables

At Cook Smarts, we love creating infographics that help people cook and live healthier. It’s like having artwork that also teaches you something! Read More

Since the last post about Alpha Dominche (AD), there have been some more exciting new breakthroughs and events. In addition to the AD marketing and sales team participating in the Barista Guild of America’s Fall Barista Camp, the crew will be headed out on a new journey soon. The mission: to showcase new technology for the Steampunk operating system which includes a brand new interface. Read More

Bernice Meyerson

I have always loved the opening of the Charles Dickens novel about the French Revolution and the two worlds of the peasants and the aristocracy.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…” (Dickens)

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The specialty coffee movement has taken flight and represents the biggest trend in the business since Starbucks revolutionized the coffee café concept. Alpha Dominche is a Salt Lake City-based team of coffee connoisseurs and engineers that is taking brewing system design to the next level. Within our 2M Companies family, Kevin Parke has been a substantial part of the growth and development of this innovative new product and start-up company. Read More

EDCS LogoOn an early spring morning, two 2Mers showed up at East Dallas Community Schools (EDCS) to be a part of a beautification day taking place. The busyness of the school grounds that morning included several volunteers ready to work and many staff members eager and cheerful. EDCS is a 33-year-old nonprofit school in East Dallas for children nine and younger. Read More

The Stewpot Concert for the Homeless

Be a part of something bigger than yourself. Have courage to make an impact wherever you are. Hold humility to the highest. All of these are important values for an office where employees seek to be more than just “on the clock”. Read More

The team takes a day to look at the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

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The reviews of Mud are super good and it is a very good movie but not as GREAT as I expected. On the other hand, it is well worth your while to go see it if you haven’t; it gives a road map to big life challenges such as: fathers/sons, mentors/mentees (all male). Most of this film is about these relationships with a few scenes and subplots about mothers/sons, mothers/husbands, coming of age for 14 year old boys, and women as objects. Read More