Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
Posted by Brett White
on Feb 23, 2016
THIS WEEK’S MEETING
WEEK BEGINNING: FEBRUARY 23, 2016
PRESIDING TODAY IS: Brett WHITE, PRESIDENT
A Reflective Moment
The only way to do great work is to love what you do!
A Light Moment
With Steve Jobs being the topic of the video today, I thought I would keep with the Apple theme. Here are 10 interesting facts about Apple that you might not know:
- More than 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States, but only the crabapple is native to North America.
(You thought it was going to be about Apple Computers, right? Hence, the light moment!! )
- Apples contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol and are a good source of fiber.
- Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.
- Apples ripen six to 10 times faster at room temperature than if they are refrigerated.
- Apple varieties range in size from a little larger than a cherry to as large as a grapefruit. The largest apple ever picked weighed 3 pounds.
- Apples harvested from an average tree can fill 20 boxes that weigh 42 pounds each.
- Apples are a member of the rose family.
- The top apple producers around the world are China, United States, Turkey, Poland and Italy. Apples account for 50 percent of international deciduous fruit tree production.
- A peck of apples weighs 10.5 pounds. A bushel of apples weighs about 42 pounds.
- It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.
This week’s Program:
As the news media continues to report on the Apple vs. FBI case, I was reminded last week about the Commencement address Steve Jobs delivered at Stanford University in 2005. I've watched it many times. As an Apple fanatic, I have always believed Steve to be a true visionary that changed the way we live our daily lives. This commencement speech was really moving to me. It reminds all of us that we need to find something we love. Many of us are fortunate to work in careers and jobs that we truly love, but I think more and more, people settle for jobs that make them unhappy and they spend their time running out the clock at a job that just does not fulfill them.
Life is precious and none of us know how much longer we have or when a loved one will suffer a health setback....so remember Steve's advice: Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. Hope you enjoy his address as much as I did.
Thank you for participating in this week's meeting!