About Sam of Sorts
Why the Octopus?
An octopus is a curious, flexible creature, analyzing and puzzling out solutions to new situations. (Have you ever seen an octopus open a jar? It's impressive.) They're also great at taking a thing that might seem entirely out of their reach, and converting it into bite sized chunks - like when the Seattle Aquarium was worried that their octopus might not be safe with the big sharks, and it turned out it was the sharks that needed to be scared.
When I adopted the octopus as my mascot many years ago, I did it to remind me: always be curious, think about things creatively, encourage flexibility, and tackle big projects with a plan.