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  • Good-bye, Steven Shaw

    He was the best manager I ever had, and I'll forever miss his pleasant awkwardness.

    Today, I lost the best manager I ever had and one of the most interesting people I’ve ever known.  Steven fostered an amazing sense of community at work.  He taught me a lot of things, but the most apparent, thus far, is - if you make your employees feel comfortable and happy at work, they’ll stay twice as long and work twice as hard.  

    I wish I was moving away or getting laid off, but this loss occurred when Steven unexpectedly passed away this morning.  Aside from being an amazing manager, Steven was a good friend and a good person.  He showed compassion towards everyone, and he genuinely cared about my well being as an employee but also as a person.

    He was head of Community at Quirky, but he had a ton of other accomplishments.  I will forever miss his pleasant awkwardness and his love for food, but I’m glad he’s been, in a way, immortalized through his work:

    eGullet - Steven was blogging about food before blogs existed.  He started this website, which is now part of the Society for Culinary Arts & Letters

    Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations - Bourdain had Steven on his show for his episode on food blogging.  At the time, Steven was also teaching courses about food writing/blogging.  He appeared in three other Bourdain episodes, notably the one titled “Obsessed.”

    Asian Dining Rules - I always liked to ask Steven about NYC restaurants, especially Asian restaurants.  He literally wrote the book on Asian cuisine. (My last blog post was a place he described as his favorite Japanese restaurant in the city. I went just yesterday.)

    Tipping is not Capitalism - A good article by Steven that was featured in the New York Times. 

    An awesome interview of Steven by The Morning News - I think it really shows his character.  And hm, I’ve never had papaya drink from Papaya King…

    More About Steven Shaw - An old autobio that he posted on Quirky’s website.  He used to be a lawyer back in the day, but that was boring.

    Everyone is sad:

    The Quirky website posted this

    Eater posted this compilation of good byes from the food journalism community

    The Ottawa Citizen’s Epic Article in Memory of Steven

    The New York Times on Steven Shaw

    Lohud: An Appercieation 

    The Daily Meal: Remembering a Culinary Legend

    Apr
    09
    2014
  • All of the #sake (at Sakagura)

    All of the #sake (at Sakagura)

    Apr
    08
    2014
  • Keep Calm and Blame Dom

    One of my esteemed coworkers circulated this around the office today

    which is funny.  And because we’re all nerds, it prompted Margaret to circulate this video

    which is a very interesting and informative history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster.

    Apr
    01
    2014
  • Please watch this.  Thank you.

    Mar
    30
    2014
  • My mom and sister sent me a care package!

    My mom and sister sent me a care package!

    Mar
    29
    2014
  • This cell phone chair is a slap in the face.
Related: Cell phone chairs are stupid.

    This cell phone chair is a slap in the face.
    Related: Cell phone chairs are stupid.

    Mar
    29
    2014
  • Today, the department head circulated an email indicating that there are too many tiny cupcakes still in the office and that we need to eat them. #urgent #officememorandum

    Today, the department head circulated an email indicating that there are too many tiny cupcakes still in the office and that we need to eat them. #urgent #officememorandum

    Mar
    28
    2014
  • OMG Domenick why does everything have to be so complicated with you? I’m never telling you another story again!

    -

    Kati

    LoLz

    Mar
    22
    2014
  • Making these is really fun. #legendofzelda

    Making these is really fun. #legendofzelda

    Mar
    18
    2014
  • Florida.

    Florida.

    Mar
    18
    2014
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