Tuesday, October 6th at 6 p.m.
Join us for the next meeting of our Business Book Group as we discuss Danny Meyer's Setting the Table: The Transforming Power Of Hospitality In Business. The group is invited to an informal discussion of the book from 6 - 6:45 p.m. followed by networking over wine, beer, and light refreshments.
About Setting the Table: The Transforming Power Of Hospitality In Business
In October 1985, at age twenty-seven, Danny Meyer, with a good idea and scant experience, opened what would become one of New York City's most revered restaurants -- Union Square Cafe. Little more than twenty years later, Danny is the CEO of one of the world's most dynamic restaurant organizations, which includes eleven unique dining establishments, each at the top of its game. In this landmark book, Danny shares the lessons he's learned while developing the winning recipe for doing the business he calls "enlightened hospitality." This innovative philosophy emphasizes putting the power of hospitality to work in a new and counterintuitive way: The first and most important application of hospitality is to the people who work for you, and then, in descending order of priority, to the guests, the community, the suppliers, and the investors. This way of prioritizing stands the more traditional business models on their heads, but Danny considers it the foundation of every success that he and his restaurants have achieved.
We have copies of the book available for patrons to borrow, but prior reading of the books is not necessary to attend the discussion.
Business Book Group is sponsored by the Darien Rowayton Bank.