Archive for May, 2011

May 19, 2011

Landing the Dream Job

Interesting story from this morning, on CNN Money, regarding a guy landing his dream job. An Ivy League graduate, he started as a calculus teacher/football coach, turned accountant, turned sports radio talk show host. A move up from a local show to a national show on XM and Sirius Radio required a relocation and odd hours.

But, it was his dream job, so he took action to make it happen. That takes a lot of gumption, too, but he’s apparently a happier man for it! Just goes to show, if you want it enough, and are willing to work hard enough for it, you might, just might, achieve it.

May 5, 2011

Advice That’s Not Cheesy

Interesting article that appeared recently on CNNMoney.com, about an interview by Dinah Eng with the founder of Cheesecake Factory, David Overton. He took the wholesale business that his parents started in the 1970’s and turned it into the billion-dollar chain that it is today.

Overton’s 3 main points:

  1. Focus on people — you have to give your people the tools to excel, including investing in training for your team.
  2. You can’t try to control everything yourself. He focused on the things that would make them successful.
  3. Make the formula hard to copy — their restaurant menu is very broad and deep, making it hard for other restaurants to try doing the same thing.

A great article — give it a quick read! I think today being Cinco de Mayo, made me think about food…