Splendid Sundays Volume 182

Sunday, May 24, 2015

A handful of splendid finds from around the worldwide web:

A Somali refugee, who couldn't read or write until age 14, will graduate from Harvard this month. "Dayib has high goals. She is preparing to run for president of Somalia in 2016." [Harvard Gazette]

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman on the biggest lie employers tell employees. And the best question to ask potential hires (especially millennials): "We'll ask, 'What's the next job that you would like to have post-LinkedIn?' . . . We're so committed to the idea that we're going to be transformative in the prospective employee's career. So we need to know, what's the next job after this? What do you want it to be?" [Vox]

Twitter opens a $3 million learning center for San Francisco's poor and homeless. "Not only does the 4,000-square-foot learning center offer child care next to its computer lab, but it’s also staffed weekdays with Twitter employee volunteers and social service workers, offering coaching on everything from basic tech skills to housing and job assistance." [SFGate]

The economics behind bacon's current rise as a foodie trend. "Last year, 68% of U.S. restaurants had bacon on the menu, up from 62% in 2005." [Bloomberg]

Noteworthy from The Splendid Collective:

2015 wedding industry statistics and insights available from Splendid Insights:

2015 Global Wedding Market Report

2015 Luxury Wedding Market Report (budgets of $96,000 or greater, not including honeymoon)

2015 Premium Wedding Market Report (budgets of $31,000 - 95,000, not including honeymoon)

2015 United Kingdom Wedding Market Report

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