53 minutes | Sep 7, 2021

Ari Weinzweig | Let Them Lead Episode 3

Let Them Lead is a podcast about the risks and rewards of leading today.I’m John Bacon, author of the book, LET THEM LEAD: Unexpected Lessons in Leadership from America’s Worst High School Hockey Team, which led to this podcast. On Let Them Lead we talk to remarkable leaders from every field imaginable –automotive, computers, food service, education, and athletics, to name a few – and they share their hard-won wisdom, amazing stories, and a few laughs. You’ll learn a few things you can use tomorrow, and others you can think about the rest of your life. We always finish with three take-aways, and a discussion of their favorite teacher. In the words of my fifth-grade teacher, Mr. Pudduck, it’s fast, fun, and we get it done. So please join us for an entertaining and  inspiring discussion. You’ll be glad you did. For info about the book or this podcast please visit our website:http://www.letthemleadbybacon.comhttp://www.johnubacon.comYou can connect with John via these platforms:https://www.facebook.com/johnubaconhttps://twitter.com/Johnubacon This weeks Guest is Ari Weinzweig. Food critics around the world have extolled the virtues of Zingermans community of businesses, from their flagship delicatessen to their Roadhouse restaurant to the Creamery, Coffee Company, Mail Order service, and Zingtrain, where they teach leaders from all fields their secrets. But you wouldn’t have guessed Zingerman’s success in 1982, when Weinzweig, a self-described “lapsed anarchist” and former busboy, and Paul Saginaw started Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor. In this episode, Weinzweig explains how the business they built on trust – including sharing their financials with everyone – became a $70 million dollar a year empire. https://www.zingtrain.com/trainer/ari-weinzweig/
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