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August 2017 Stats

Check Your Inbox

In the fast moving online world, emailing almost seems old fashioned. However, the electronic mail has become a mainstay and is also still relevant when it comes to marketing products to consumers. According to data recently compiled by Magnetic, 44 percent of people in the United States and Canada checked their personal email one to three times a day.






The Happiest Countries

Happiness, not just economic growth, is increasingly seen as a proper measure of social progress and the advised goal of social policy. According to the World Happiness Report 2017, the Norwegians are the happiest people on the planet, followed by the Danish and Icelandic. What the Nordic countries have in common is a rather even distribution of wealth.






The Highest Paying Companies

The tech companies' ongoing quest and competition for talent shows in the salaries they’re paying. This sector clearly dominates the top 10 of best paying U.S. companies compiled by Glassdoor. Seven out of ten firms featured on the list are in the tech biz. However, the top two are consulting firms, which reflects the high entry barriers to the top jobs as those firms seek candidates who bring with them their personal contacts and have forged their own reputations.




In this Issue

A Passion for Perfection

David Stare, founder of Dry Creek Vineyard, is sitting across from me at his vineyard garden. His demeanor is considerate and responsible, stable and kind. But, if it were not for his passion, this ...

Wine and Weather

There’s no argument that the wine in your glass showcases the skill of the winemaker. Yet it was Mother Nature who engineered the growing season that made it all possible. Rain at the right ti...

Napa vs. Sonoma

Napa and Sonoma counties are remarkably similar on paper. They appear as next-door neighbors sharing a mountain range on the map, and rivers, valleys and fertile agricultural areas define the topogr...

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