Create Amazing Work and Change the World, Ep 90

I spent a few minutes with Valentina Silva, Communications Specialist at the Zingerman’s Service Network. Our talk ranges from her day to day to what her challenges and opportunities are for the future. She offers an employee perspective on a company that practices open book management and one that is known for it’s positive company culture.

Todd Reed and Valentina Silva

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13 Yr Old Prodigy to Business Owner, Kieron Hales Ep 87

At 13, Kieron Hales was a classically trained bassoonist and on his way to chef school and apprenticeship in London.  He would go on to serve the Queen, 3 US Presidents, and live in 27 countries. After all that he finds himself managing partner (owner) of Cornman Farms, the Zingerman’s Catering and Event Space located near Ann Arbor, MI.

Kieron Hales (l) Managing Partner of Cornman Farms

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From Skeptic to Believer, Ji Hye Kim Pt 3 Ep 86

In the first 8 months Ji Hye, founder and managing partner of Miss Kim, has learned the great responsibility of being a leader especially in regards to: the importance of personnel energy in the workplace, the   impact of the hiring process, and gratitude (even in the smallest of details.) In this final last episode with Ji Hye, you will hear about the results of her work thus far in her new restaurant. Continue reading From Skeptic to Believer, Ji Hye Kim Pt 3 Ep 86

Intentional Actions, Ji Hye Kim, Part 2 Ep 85

In part one with Ji Hye Kim, Managing Partner and founder of the new Zingerman’s Korean restaurant, Miss Kim we learned about her origin story coming to the US at 13 to being a new managing partner and founder of Zingerman’s newest restaurant.

In this episode we’ll look at what intentional actions she’s taken to bring the Zingerman’s ethos to life in a new venture. In her case, Visioning (something she once viewed as new-agey or just some warm and fuzzy),  Bottom Line Change, Open Book Management, and Servant Leadership. Continue reading Intentional Actions, Ji Hye Kim, Part 2 Ep 85

From 90% Paycut to Restaurant Owner, Ji Hye Kim, Part 1 Ep 84

In this episode we hear Ji Hye’s move from being 13 when she came to the U.S. to her decision to become a managing partner and creator of Zingerman’s newest restaurant, a Korean cuisine restaurant, Miss Kim. Continue reading From 90% Paycut to Restaurant Owner, Ji Hye Kim, Part 1 Ep 84