Tag: Zingerman’s

Happy at Work

Yesterday I had the delight to tour behind the scenes at Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Creamery and Coffee Co. with my daughter and two of her friends as they prepare for their 5th grade exhibition, on food around the world. I’m no stranger to the Zingerman’s way of doing things – I’ve read Ari Weinzweig’s books and I’ve been lucky to learn… Read more →

Inspiration in Business

Yesterday I had the good fortune to meet up with a long-time friend and mentor, Paul Saginaw, co-founder and co-owner of Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor. This time we met at the Zingerman’s Coffee Co., which is right in the hub of a series of Zingerman’s businesses on the outskirts of the city. I’d never been there before, but was immediately… Read more →

On a Mission

I do a lot of planning for my PR clients, and at the top of the many-page PR Plan is the company’s mission statement. It’s the first thing we look at because it should be the bright light in the fog, the north star in the dark night. Not every business looks at a mission statement this way. Frankly, I… Read more →

The “Mad Men” Approach to Business

Sunday night, while we were watching “Mad Men,” I asked my husband, “If you have sex with your ex, does it count as cheating?” Not the cheating type and not interested in going backwards ourselves, we chuckled, completely engrossed in the complicated interpersonal relations on the TV in front of us. Sex, guns, office politics, mysterious backgrounds that no one… Read more →