By Joelle Pearson
Event: Sam Adams’ Crowd-Sourced Craft Beer Release, March 10 at The Guy + Girl Party at South by Southwest
The brewmasters at Samuel Adams not only love beer, they love a good idea. In 2011, they proved it by establishing their entrepreneurial program Brewing the American Dream, as good ideas and good beer often share similar spaces. Now, the Samuel Adams brewers have teamed up with social-media enthusiast Guy Kawasaki to create the first-ever crowd-sourced beer. They called on social-media followers to weigh in on aspects of a beer, from color and clarity to the flavor profile. This crowdcrafted beer will debut at Kawasaki’s Girl + Guy party on March 10 during a well-known annual interactive festival. Combining social media and drinking, how American. Check out #GirlGuyParty for more info.
App: Pocket Cloud
PocketCloud is eons ahead of any other free cloud app. Enjoy unsurpassed connectivity options, security and reliability, and fast performance on Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks. Now you can access all your files with PocketCloud. Users can make an important presentation, grab a forgotten report or edit and email a spreadsheet while traveling light. After you experience the freedom that remote access allows, you’ll see why PCWorld named PocketCloud the best mobile cloud app for Android tablets. Read more and download at wyse.com.
Book: Entrepreneurial DNA, By Joe Abraham
For centuries, the mindset for entrepreneurs has been, “If it worked for one entrepreneur, it will work for every entrepreneur. After all, entrepreneurs are all the same.” But are they? Sure, we can intuitively deduce that not everyone is a Richard Branson or a Donald Trump, and not everyone innovates like the late Steve Jobs, but is there more to it than meets the eye? Entrepreneurial DNA proves there are massive implications to how each individual is wired as an entrepreneur. It shatters the archaic notion that one size fits all and allows each reader to discover his or her unique DNA. The book has met ecstatic critical acclaim for its proven techniques that help readers maximize their personal and business potential.
CD: New Multitudes
In celebration of country star Guy Clark’s 70th birthday, many singers have come together to record a loving tribute to him—and his fans. Artists such as Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin and Robert Earl Keen have recorded 30 tracks that were mastered by Austin engineer Fred Remmert. The two volumes include tracks like That Old Time Feeling, The Cape and Dublin Blues. Available on Amazon or at guyclark.com.
Gadget: Samsung 3D Wi-Fi Converter
This Blu-ray player is Wi-Fi enabled to connect to other devices through your home network and up-converts 2D, 3D, 3D Blu-ray units to work with both active and passive screens, and automatically converts 21:9 aspect ratio movies to 16:9 aspect, eliminating those annoying black bands crowding the scenes. The modern and minimal body can be wall-mounted, standing 1.5 inches tall in a matte gunmetal with a transparent disc-reader. More than a home theater accoutrement, it’s equipped with AllShare, which syncs your digital devices so you can enjoy music, movies and photos from your PC, camera and mobile devices on the TV. $399, available at samsung.com.