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Grow South Devon – May 2019 Edition
Grow South Devon Volume 1 – May Edition 2019 – Titled ‘No Compromise Cuisine’
Order your copy of Grow South Devon May edition.
I’m a firm believer that names are meaningful and important.
Have you ever heard of the concept of nominative determinism? It is the hypothesis that people gravitate towards activities or professions that fit their names. The term was first used in a 1994 edition of New Scientist magazine which had noticed that several studies had been carried out by researchers with remarkably fitting surnames. For example, a book on polar exploration by a certain Daniel Snowman and an article on urology by two researchers called JW Splatt & D Weedon were referenced. Come to think of it, you don’t have to look far to see other real-life examples of nominative determinism – Usain Bolt, for example.
Here at Grow, we are fans of nominative determinism, hence the name that we chose for our magazine. More to the point, as you pick up this very first edition of Grow South Devon, I wanted to encourage you to enjoy our content but, more importantly, to draw alongside us in believing and investing in South Devon. Our desire is to see the region flourish, thrive and grow.
The world is full of so much bad news, a lot of which isn’t well reported or accurate and we exist as a relentlessly positive media source to try and balance things out a bit. There is so much going right in the world and so much to celebrate.
Also, if you buy into the concept of self-fulfilling prophecy, you’d agree that the more you tear something down, the more chance there is that it will fail. However, on the flip side, the more you build something up, the more chance it has of becoming or continuing to be a success.
So, join me in our journey of nominative determinism and self-fulfilling prophecy… let’s Grow South Devon together. Why not visit www.grow-media.co.uk or email us at email@example.com to find out more about our relentlessly positive media movement.
I hope to see you around,