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Setting the Table

The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business
Lu par : Danny Meyer
Durée : 5 h et 33 min
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Danny Meyer started Union Square Cafe when he was 27, with a good idea and scant experience. He is now the CEO of one of the world's most dynamic restaurant organizations, one that includes 11 unique dining establishments, each at the top of its game. How did he do it? How has he consistently beaten the odds in one of the toughest trades around?

In this landmark book, Danny shares the lessons he learned while developing the winning recipe for his way of doing business � what he calls "Enlightened Hospitality". This innovative business philosophy emphasizes putting the power of hospitality to work in a new and counterintuitive way: the first and most important recipients of hospitality are the people who work for you. In descending order of priority, the next most important receivers of hospitality are guests, the community, suppliers, and investors. This way of setting priorities stands more traditional business models on their heads, but Danny considers it the foundation of every success he and his restaurants have had.

Full of behind-the-scenes history on the creation of Danny's most famous restaurants, and the anecdotes, advice, and lessons he has accumulated on his long and ecstatic journey to the top, Setting the Table is a treasure trove of innovative insights applicable to any business or organization.

©2006 Danny Meyer (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers Inc.

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"This honest, modest book will appeal most to foodies and aspiring restaurateurs but also offers insight for entrepreneurs in any industry." ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • Jay
  • 04/12/2007

Solid

If you are looking for a how to book, this is not it. But it is a solid book providing a foundation of concepts that have allowed one man to succeed in an industry where many fail. i would have preferred a little more of the drier materials like the guts of the business, but over all i was impressed with it, a good read.

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  • Ashley Strader
  • 19/02/2018

ABRIDGED VERSION!?

Buyer beware! I happened to be switching from recording to paper copy of this book and the recording is absolutely abridged! There are whole sections missing from the recording when compared to the book.

I’ve already read this book in the past - great information on Danny Meyer and the beginnings of USHG. Also provides helpful, albeit high-level, business frameworks that apply to restaurant world, greater business landscape, and general interactions among people. Definitely worth a read, but perhaps find an unabridged copy first.

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  • Jackie
  • 22/09/2008

Inspiring listen

I love to hear about people undaunted by all the reasons something isn't a "practical" idea, who do it with passion and succeed beyond their wildest hopes. A happy, inspiring listen.

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  • Mark Bryant
  • 14/08/2018

every restaurant manager and owner

This book is the very best restaurant owners book I have ever read. I am going to make this required reading for all my shift leaders and managers.

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  • Rebecca E Haas
  • 07/08/2018

Tasty business advice

The author does an excellent job of taking concepts from an industry that often is portrayed as chaotic and full of failures and highlights what makes some restaurants truly great. Beautiful personal and industry insights that you can really sink your teeth into and apply to your own business, no matter the industry. Particularly great for anyone in service industries (ie. real estate) and personal services (Wealth management, insurance, etc)

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  • Richard B. Moore
  • 17/02/2018

Fantastic

Excellent book. Well written and delivered. Part restaurant/ business how to part self bio. Definitely worth purchase.

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  • Tharindu
  • 03/02/2018

Amazing Book !

Where does Setting the Table rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is not only about the Restaurant business. For me Its all about, leadership, hospitality and family.
Amazing writing style and easy to understand.

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  • Leahmgordon
  • 25/12/2017

Hospitality for the masses

I now quote Danny almost every day: "Hospitality is present when you do something FOR someone. It is not present when you do something TO them. I keep trying to translate that into healthcare every day. Thank you Danny for wonderful, helpful, insightful words.

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  • Michael Swail
  • 03/11/2017

Inspiring and articulate

Articulate, inspiring, and insightful. This is not a “how to” book, but rather a “how to think about it” book, which in my mind is even better given the restaurant industry’s ever-changing and unpredictable nature.

It was enjoyable to listen to and all of his thoughts were and articulated simply, yet powerfully. I Walk away with many precious nugget of actionable wisdom that I have already started to use successfully restaurants. Loved it And will probably re-read sections of it for years to come.

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  • Kayle
  • 16/09/2017

Good read

This was a good book to listen to while driving to work. He has positive insights and has a great knowledge. The only thing I didn't particularly like was the long intro about his experiences growing up in such detail.

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