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Jeff Tweedy on the secret to happiness

tweedy-620x297Wilco’s lead singer, Jeff Tweedy, has figured out a few things in life. In the most recent issue of Grid magazine, I profiled Tweedy the entrepreneur, examining how he’s built a sustainable, self-reliant business around Wilco’s music—a tricky proposition for any mid-sized act in the age of Spotify, as attested by the industry vets who discussed the article with the New Yorker.

Tweedy, a practiced interviewee, knows the power of a telling anecdote. When we first met in March, in Wilco’s loft space in northwest Chicago, he shared a story with me that didn’t fit in the article.

I asked Tweedy, whose band has a gold-certified album and two Grammys, how he defined success. Here is his reply: Continue reading

Reporter’s Notebook: Jessica Rubino predicts ‘strong growth’ for natural personal care

Jessica Rubino

Jessica Rubino is a Deputy Editor at New Hope Natural Media, which monitors the healthy/natural lifestyle industry. For my recent profile of North Cost Organics founder Nathan Morin, I asked her to explain the big gains the natural personal care industry has seen in recent years.

There wasn’t space in the article for all her insights, but if you’re watching this industry, it’s interesting stuff. Here’s an edited version of our email conversation:  Continue reading