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Yoni's Kitchen Cabinet

October 27 · Issue #15 · View online
Sharing meaningful experiences, impactful ideas and career + event opportunities in the NY/TLV tech ecosystems

No Tricks. Only Treats.

Welcome to YKC. Special Halloween edition. One which deserves some emoji loveÂ đŸ‘»đŸ’€đŸ‘ș
Experimenting with a physical event experience to complement the digital one; be on the lookout for a YKC themed happy hour in the middle of November focused on facilitating authentic and serendipitous relationships. Message me or respond to this email to join the curated Whatsapp group for the event. 
“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how do it.”
-Pablo Picasso
Ghosting, icing and simmering: the cruel world of dating in 2016: Yes, it can be spooky more than scary. Sadly there are more robust definitions and stages of ghosting (ex., icing, simmering). For anyone who is single and on the apps in 2016/7 they’ve encountered this before (either as a perpetrator or as a victim, though I don’t like using that term). I know personally many couples who have met thru the apps, and while online dating might be a net positive, we still haven’t grasped the implications of this form of courtship on society (though much research is currently being conducted). No matter how you cut it being rejected hurts, in fact, emotional and physical pain activate similar brain regions. 
Very topical, great analysis by Ester Perel on Relationship Accountability and a nice bonus to hear her on Tim Ferriss’s recent podcast. You can hear her speak live below.
And tying it all together without going down the rabbit hole of dating Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance is the tome for millennial romance (as well as being the voice of a generation).  
YKC Featured Candidate: Josh recently completed his MBA at Tel Aviv University. Before grad school, Josh held sales and business development roles in tech and started two small businesses, one in venue sourcing and the other in real estate. Josh is seeking to join a Series-A funded tech startup in a growth and business development capacity. Josh brings years of experience, hunger, and drive that would align well with the needs of a startup at this stage. You can contact him at: jsneedle@gmail.com
Great Technical Co-Founder Opportunity (Mapping, Geolocation, App Development) w/Highly Experienced Founder:
My friend Josh Futterman, an 8x founder who has served as principal mentor for Techstars and a number of other top global accelerators, is looking for a talented technical co-founder with mapping, geolocation, database development, and software security expertise for his new start-up. His goal is lofty – cut driving time and traffic in these cities by as much as 20%, substantially reduce traffic accidents and pollution and create friendlier, more connected neighborhoods. You can reach out to Josh at josh@shadowgm.com
Headspace: Life changing. Some days I feel like as if I’m staring over the edge because of anxiety and overwhelm. I choose to own it and tackle it head-on with meditation, journaling, and an intense exercise routine so this app is a game changer as it works into my life. As the website states: “A few minutes could change your whole day”, or your whole life. This article best describes the experience. Bonus: MindFi is a meditation app you can use with your eyes open, experimenting with it now
  
Spirituality is the next performance enhancer. Yoga became a competitive sport and now meditation is going thru its own Soulcycle phase. After nutrition (sleep, diet, exercise) and psychological analysis (self-development), I believe spirituality will increasingly come into play as the performance enhancer. Faith, no matter what your belief is has historically been the ultimate motivator. 
🎃Halloween Scaryoke and Cocktail Making: Who’s up for some Halloween karaoke (hence, scaryoke
) and cocktail making this Saturday night at 8pm? At  W121st (right near A/B/C/D at 125). Costumes are highly encouraged! Tickets here!
âšȘEsther Perel will be speaking at November’s Authors at Grand Central Tech (6:00pm) to discuss the complexity of human relationships. With over 30 million views on her TED talks, Esther is recognized as one of the world’s most original and insightful voices on relationships, couples, and sexuality across cultures. She is the author of the NYTimes best-seller Mating in Captivity and most recently, The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity. RSVP here.
âšȘBloomberg, Cornell Tech, and Tech:NYC invite you to join them for the latest installment of the CornellTech@Bloomberg series, featuring Miguel McKelvey, Co-founder and Chief Culture Officer of WeWork. The recent rise of shared workspaces represents a new paradigm in the workplace and the future of work, which favors flexibility, connectivity, and collaboration among budding entrepreneurs and multinational corporations alike. An early trailblazer of this global trend, WeWork and its Co-founder and Chief Culture Officer Miguel McKelvey are shaping this shift in the way we work and, ultimately, live. Tickets here.
âšȘSave the Date (soft hold) for the YKC themed happy hour (Tuesday, November 21st, 6:30pm, midtown Manhattan location TBA). 
Happy Halloween!
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Jonathan ‘Yoni’ Frenkel
+1 (908) 616-9776 (Whatsapp) 

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