πŸŽ§πŸŽ™ Maverick Talk πŸš€πŸŽ§ - Restaurants could be a force for good

published10 months ago
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I believe in a different way of building a business, and our latest guest is great example of building a restaurant concept that gives more that it takes.

​Carly Trisk-Grove is the Co-Creator of OPOP (One Plate One Price), a social enterprise restaurant that offers a new model for casual dining.

They are on a mission to find out how restaurants can be run for the benefit of the community they serve.

Carly shares how restaurants can be a catalyst for change in society in three ways: improving health, providing meaningful work and combating loneliness.

Tune in as we discuss having a national restaurant service, self-managed teams, the existential role of restaurants in society – and why everyone needs to work in hospitality for at least six months

Tune in and enjoy.



I have been observing that the extreme focus on achieving strong growth is back: the widely accepted standard that great companies need to grow their revenues and profits year after year. πŸ“ˆ

This is dangerous because it pressures us as leaders to sometimes say yes to opportunities that are not good for the business, the employees and in the end the customers as well as shareholders.

πŸ‘‰ But there is a different way.

There are thousands of private companies that don’t grow much, if at all - and they don’t die either. On the contrary, they’re often quite healthy.

Quietly, under the radar, some entrepreneurs have for decades rejected the pressure of endless growth to focus on more satisfying business goals.

Goals like being great at what they do, creating a great place to work, providing great customer service, making great contributions to their communities, and finding great ways to lead life.

Remember big and fast does not equal great.

​Danny Meyer the Founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group talks about using growth as an engine to build a better and stronger culture - but not at any cost.

So ask yourself - what kind of growth do I want to see to make sure our company has more satisfying business goals that do more than pursue profit?



Last week Zingerman's community of businesses celebrated the big 4-0 of being in business, and have for 4 decades been serving the local community of Ann Arbor and beyond with kindness, education and great food. In this article Co-Founder Ari Weinzweig shares his reflections on how they have been building a business that does lot more than building a big bank account, also improving improving the lives of people, communities and mother earth.




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