Ari Weinzweig / Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading / Zingerman's Guide to Better Bacon



a lunch time talk and book signing with a James Beard Award winner,
Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of the famous Zingerman Delicatessen
(Ann Arbor, MI).  

Weinzweig talks about sustainable business and share stories from his
two most recent books, Zingerman's Guide to Better Leading and
Zingerman's Guide to Better Bacon.

Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading: Part 1, A Lapsed Anarchist's Approach to Building a Great Business is Ari Weinzweig's most recent book, the first in a series that will outline Zingerman's unique approach to business.  Opened in Ann Arbor in 1982 by Ari and his partner Paul Saginaw with a small, 25-seat delicatessen, today the Zingerman's Community of Businesses includes 8 different businesses (all in the Ann Arbor area) with 500 employees and about $40,000,000 in sales.

Ari will speak about the 12 Natural Laws of Business, and his thoughts on why operating in violation of them has created an energy crisis in the American workplace. His approaches are applicable whether you are running a law office, a library, a restaurant, a record label, a software firm, or an organic farm - they are the behind-the-scenes "secret" stuff that goes into making a very special, sustainable business of any kind.

On a less serious note but equally important, in his previous book, Zingerman's Guide to Better Bacon: Stories of Pork Bellies, Hush Puppies, Rock' n' Roll Music and Bacon Fat Mayonnaise, Ari takes the reader on a personal tour of the long and curious history of America's favorite meat, and goes right to the smokehouse door of his favorite bacon curers in the U.S. The book also includes over 42 recipes so you can put your newfound bacon expertise to use in the kitchen right away!









Event date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
165 Western Avenue North
55102 Saint Paul