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The Uncommon Life

Uncommon Personalities: Meet Bradley Allen

November 4, 2013
Bradley Allen | UncommonGoods
Bradley Allen, UncommonGoods Area Operations Manager

My hometown is…
Fort Worth, TX

My favorite process in the UncommonGoods warehouse is…
Training! I love sharing knowledge.

I’m inspired by…
Creativity, authenticity, and integrity. People who do a lot with a little.

My favorite interaction with a UG team member has been…
Too many to choose from.

An uncommon fact about me…
When I was moving from Fort Worth to New York, I stopped to visit a friend in Nashville on the way, and picked up a day of work on the set of a country music video.

When I’m not working, I’m probably…
Wandering New York City with one of my film cameras. I shoot 35mm black and whites mostly, but my Polaroid cameras get a lot of use as well. [Check out some of the photos here.]

The word that best describes me…
Ambivalent. Again, there are so many good choices, how do I choose just one?

Working at UncommonGoods I’ve learned…
I love code! I’ve picked up SQL and VBA on the job here, and I’m teaching myself Ruby at home.

Would you rather… get front row seats to see your favorite comedian perform all new material OR get to eat for free at your favorite restaurant for a month?
Definitely my favorite comedian. The bigger question is: Am I getting tickets to see Louis CK or Dave Chappelle? See “I’m inspired by…” . They’re both creative, authentic people with integrity.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Rocky Taft

November 1, 2013
UncommonGoods Marketing Associate Rocky Taft
Rocky Taft, UncommonGoods SEO Coordinator

My home town is…
The Bronx

The word that best describes me is…
Chill.

If I could meet anyone, living or dead, it would be…
Jay-Z.

The cheesiest thing I’ve ever loved is/was…
Right now I’m borderline obsessed with beating the top score in Bejeweled on my phone. I bet you can guess who holds that top score too… me.

If money were no object, I’d spend a month…
Country hopping. I want to see it all. I would just pick a direction and keep going around the globe until I circle back to where I started… or until my money becomes an object again.

An uncommon fact about me…
I attended a Quaker high school.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Lately, reading a lot or catching up on studying for my digital marketing classes.

Would you rather… direct a top-grossing movie, or spend 6 months with your favorite musician?
Direct a top-grossing movie. Definitely got some stories that would make great movies.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Albert Tingson

October 29, 2013
UncommonGoods Senior Software Engineer | UncommonGoods
Albert Tingson, UncommonGoods Senior Software Engineer
My hometown is…
Manila Philippines

The word that best describes me is…
Funny.

I’m passionate about…
Surfing the net and playing guitar.

What I do to relax is…
Playing computer games, playing guitar or watching movies.

If I could be the world champion of something, it would be…
Nascar driver.

If I won the lottery, I’d…
Still keep my job and invest my money to something that can help many people.

An uncommon fact about me…
I’m a church band member playing as lead guitarist. Every Sunday we play music to our worship service in Queens, NY.

Would you rather…end world hunger, or find a universal cure for all diseases?
I’d prefer to find universal cure for all disease, because if everybody is healthy, they have better chance to find their own way to fight hunger. Everybody can have a chance to find their own job.

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This Just In… This Just In Emails

October 28, 2013

New This Just In emails show you what's brand new | UncommonGoodsYou may have noticed a new treat in your inbox the last couple weeks – a new email series bringing you what’s brand new at UncommonGoods. Each week we launch exciting new products in our This Just In section, but recently decided we shouldn’t wait for you to find them all. We should bring them to you!

If you haven’t noticed our new emails and would love to have a hand-picked collection of our freshest goods every Thursday, make sure you are signed up to receive the This Just In emails and wait patiently.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Sean Doherty

October 25, 2013
Sean Doherty | UncommonGoods
Sean Doherty, UncommonGoods Inventory and Drop Ship Manager
My hometown is…
Annapolis, MD

My favorite thing about managing Inventory & Drop Ship operations is…
I enjoy working with my teams to solve problems that impact our customers. Both ITC and Drop Ship work behind the scenes to make sure our customers have an excellent order experience. I’m very proud of the work they do each day.

I’m inspired by…
2 things: my fiancé and music.

An uncommon fact about me…
I was born in Honolulu Hawaii. Aloha!

When I’m not working I’m probably…
Throwing a multi-course dinner party for friends, playing a concert in the East Village, hitting a nasty boast on the squash court, skiing fresh powder in Colorado, or enjoying a crab feast with my family in Maryland. Yup, that’s about it.

The word that best describes me is…
Irish.

Working at UncommonGoods, I’ve learned…
The power of collaboration. All of the teams at UG continue to amaze me with their willingness to work together. It’s a great place to be.

Would you rather…Own every album you’ve ever loved in a mint condition vinyl collection OR get to see any musical act (still together or not, living or dead) of your choice in concert?
Seeing as my entire music catalog is stored on my Mac and IPhone, I would have to go with seeing Led Zeppelin live with Bonzo. I would ask that Robert Plant actually hit the high notes on the chorus of Over the Hills and Far Away. None of that octave lower shenanigans that he pulled in the mid Seventies. I won’t have it.