Big talk. If there is any one characteristic of the time we live in it’s the proclivity of folks to claim to want to make changes, only to maintain the status quo all the way–skip the actual work. To often leaders punt the tough choices to the folks down the line. Sure maybe they throw in a couple new sayings around, but there is far too much talk.
This week leadership at General Mills proved that it’s not all big talk over there, it’s action. I admit I was surprised in a most happy way. I have a new found respect for General Mills, an excellent company, just got a whole lot better in my view.
Many folks would say that companies should not take stands, that they should stay out of politics for fear of upsetting some away from the product. No doubt that’s true for some. I’ve even heard it here, “well, since you don’t like soccer, I won’t go to your restaurant.” OK then. My favorite color is green, so there, another reason not to come.
I will use General Mills as I did before, only now I will feel even better about it.
Great news from the world of health: more is not necessarily better. In fact moderate exercise is the key to adding years to your life. Walking and light jogging specifically, research shows, add years to your life.
Next week we open Bh and we are on track. The place is looking great and the food is coming together very nicely. Tweaks and changes, but otherwise we are experiencing smooth sailing. The learning curve is steep, but we have a committed team of players.
Heidi’s needs a couple of new servers, Tristan moved to Chicago, and Jerrod took the sommelier job at Vincent’s.
I wish I could tell you that what mattered to me most were awards and writers patting me on the head, BMW’s and so forth to measure my success. Tristan came to me last week and thank me for being me, “I never would have done this if I had not worked for you.” Success is measured by happy people making memories in the resto, and when very exciting young men tell you that their lives are different for having worked for you, that’s what gets me charged up and wondering, who’s next?
Have a great weekend! Brunch is open at Bh at 7am Saturday and Sunday, come on down and tell us what you think. We are giving a 25% discount, and will have a questionnaire if folks feel inclined to share. Put us to the test.
Mark your calendars for next Wednesday night, Stephanie Meyer and I are teaming up to throw another party, and you know how we roll…
Monday Kevin Sawyer weighs in on mayor Bloomberg soda ban proposal on the blog. Great stuff.
The highest honor Shefzilla can give, a Beastie Boys video. Today that honor goes to General Mills…