20 minutes | Jan 14th 2021

Antifragile leadership in action with Bettina Stern | Leadership Insight

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Bettina Stern, co-founder of Chaia Tacos. Bettina shares her experience leading a business through crisis and her plans for growing Chaia Tacos nationally.

Some highlights:

  •  Bettina Stern shares how she and Suzanne Simon started Chaia Tacos through a mutual love for food
  • Bettina Stern talks about the local food business scene and getting support from the Washington DC community
  • How Bettina Stern and Suzanne Simon did not let a skeptic stop their aspirations. 
  • How Bettina and Suzanne have led Chaia Tacos through the pandemic
  • Using the crisis to become antifragile
  • Bettina Stern’s future plans of growing Chaia Tacos

Also mentioned in this episode:

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder”

Brett Schulman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Cava Group

Freshfarm Market


Connect with Bettina Stern

Chaia Tacos website

Bettina Stern on LinkedIn

Connect with Mahan Tavakoli



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