As you might have noticed, I took a day off from writing yesterday in honor of Passover. As we’ve discussed before, I really enjoy this holiday for a number of reasons. This year, I’ve been thinking in particular about a portion of the Seder that deals with the last straw. Yep – the plagues sent to convince Pharaoh to “let my people go”. You can almost hear Tony Soprano delivering the lines – “you don’t wanna know what’s gonna happen, capisce? Be that as it may, the plagues got me thinking about some of the things that we inflict upon ourselves and our businesses. (more…)
As usual, we have a food theme here on a Friday. Specifically, it’s about something that I hope catches on here as it did in England, and that’s Jamie Oliver’s campaign to get us all eating better. As he says on his website:
Jamie’s challenge was to see if he can get a whole community cooking again. He worked with the school lunch ladies and local families to get everyone back in the kitchen and making tasty meals with fresh ingredients – no packets, no cheating. He’s started a Food Revolution: to get people all over America to reconnect with their food and change the way they eat.
Here’s the problem with that, and it’s a good lesson for business as well. (more…)