"If you're going to San Francisco, sure to wear some flowers in your hair, If you are going to San Francisco, You're gonna meet some gentle people there. Yes, I just arrived and will find out about the gentle people over here :)
10.02.2013 - 17.02.2013 16 °C
Trip to SF
Poeh...that was a long train journey. After 18 hours I finally ended up in my hostel at San Francisco. I didn't see much of the city yet, but the weather today was pretty nice. About 16 degrees celcius and only sun! Next week I will tell about my experiences in San Francisco. For now, I will write about my week in weird Portland.
Meeting at Bamboo Sushi
Combine the believe to protect sealife with a profitable sushi restaurant and you end up at Bamboo Sushi. Quote: start up a company with a believe that inspires your life. The whole company needs to feel the values and mission where you stand for. At that moment customers will believe and connect with their emotion and similar values.
Meeting at Portland Timbers
Score a goal and a timber will cut a slice of wood. The audience get's crazy when the team wins and the players cheer with the wood. This unusual habit fits exactly for Portland and the soccer team Portland Timbers. They create a culture where the fans interact and decide. That way they accomplish a unique and authentic culture. (photos on facebook)
Meeting at Adidas
A big campus where employees of Adidas work. It seems obvious, but for a lot of people is their work a 'job'. At Adidas it is play sports together on the soccer and basketball courts, work out, eat together and talk about their similair passion. My learning is create an environment where there is more than only work.
In short terms this week I had a lot of interesting meetings and a great time watching some movies with Joselyn. When it's showing in the Netherlands...watch Side Effects, it's a cool movie. I also loved the Japanese Gardens. After my Adidas meeting I went up there - received a free ticket from partner Bamboo Sushi - and enjoyed this amazing nature. The coming week I have enough time to see San Francisco and meet with some fellow travelers. Probably I will stay for 1,5-2 weeks in San Francisco and after that head towards Los Angeles!