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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. How has he done it? How has he consistently beaten the odds and set the competitive bar in one of the toughest trades around? 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. Some of Danny's other insights: Hospitality is present when something happens for you. It is absent when something happens to you. These two simple concepts—for and to—express it all. Context, context, context, trumps the outdated location, location, location. Shared ownership develops when guests talk about a restaurant as if it's theirs. That sense of affiliation builds trust and invariably leads to repeat business. Err on the side of generosity: You get more by first giving more. Wherever your center lies, know it, name it, believe in it. When you cede your core values to someone else, it's time to quit. 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 of the American restaurant scene, Setting the Table is a treasure trove of innovative insights that are applicable to any business or organization.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Danny Meyer
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2009-10-13
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780061868245

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A landmark, bestselling business book and a fascinating behind-the-scenes history of the creation of Danny's most famous eating establishments, Setting the Table is a treasure trove of valuable, innovative insights applicable to any business or organization.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Danny Meyer
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Release: 2008-01-29
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 0060742763

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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. How has he done it? How has he consistently beaten the odds and set the competitive bar in one of the toughest trades around? 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. Some of Danny's other insights: Hospitality is present when something happens for you. It is absent when something happens to you. These two simple concepts—for and to—express it all. Context, context, context, trumps the outdated location, location, location. Shared ownership develops when guests talk about a restaurant as if it's theirs. That sense of affiliation builds trust and invariably leads to repeat business. Err on the side of generosity: You get more by first giving more. Wherever your center lies, know it, name it, believe in it. When you cede your core values to someone else, it's time to quit. 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 of the American restaurant scene, Setting the Table is a treasure trove of innovative insights that are applicable to any business or organization.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Danny Meyer
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2006-10-03
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780060742751

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In Tablescapes: Setting the Table with Style and Flair, socialite, high-end event planner, and consummate hostess Kimberly Schlegel Whitman shows how to set the stage for special-occasion meals by setting a beautifully creative table with flair and panache. Featuring some of the most exquisite china, silver, and crystal, Whitman shows how she develops decorating themes appropriate for any occasion-from sit-down dinners for a few guests or buffets for many, to bridal and baby showers, holiday dinners with the family, and al fresco parties at the beach. Personalized table coverings are one of her specialties, and this book has a plethora of ideas.

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Genre: Cooking
Author: Kimberly J. Schlegel Whitman
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release: 2009-09-01
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 142361397X

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Genre: Appetite disorders
Author: Catherine Black
Publisher:
Release: 2000
File: 163 Pages
ISBN-13: 0646406329

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Most sales reps have very little understanding of the retailer side of the business, ... they really don't understand who they are selling to. This is an introduction to the basic points of retail, written from the sales reps perspective providing insights to the needs and objectives of their retail clients. It is the author's belief that the more sales reps understand the needs and objectives of their retail clients, the more able they will become to align their sales presentations with those needs. This results in better targeted programs for the retailers and more 'yeses' for the reps.

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Author: Buck Jones
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2018-04-07
File: 74 Pages
ISBN-13: 1986966267

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A comprehensive guide to the dinner table covers manners, settings, tableware, history, and lore.

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Genre: Cooking
Author: Suzanne Von Drachenfels
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2000-11-08
File: 592 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780684847320

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The inspiring story and guide to becoming successful by one of the world's leading restauranteurs - now in paperback. Successful entrepreneur from the cut-throat restaurant business tells all - the business equivalent to Kitchen Confidential. Danny Meyer's approach is the direct opposite of received business wisdom - and it clearly works! Essential and inspiring reading for anyone interested in setting up their own business. Engaging and full of lessons - hardback edition selected by Management Today magazine as one of the best business books published in 2007 From an award-winning restauranteur comes an intimate and inspirational portrait of business well done, with hands-on advice, enlightening anecdotes, and the fascinating story of staggering success in one of the world's most unforgiving arenas. Danny Meyer is the CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group and co-owner of eleven critically acclaimed establishments in New York, including his first, the Union Square Café, which came second in the Zagat Survey 2006 only because his Gramercy Tavern was number one. 'Any restauranteur, for that matter any businessperson or entrepreneur, should read this book. Danny Meyer runs a great business and this is a terrific book!' - Gordon Ramsay. 'Danny Meyer's marvelous book is not just about restaurants, but about how to really learn a business...... This book is full of wisdom for entrepreneurs, and for every manager' - Prof. Michael Porter, Havard Business School.

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Genre: Restaurant management
Author: Danny Meyer
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Corporation
Release: 2010-02-01
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 0462099253

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Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1973
File: 1 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:814275315

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Genre: Table
Author: Elizabeth Lounsbery
Publisher:
Release: 1948
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:31951000958347E

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