Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 1 (Hardcover)

A Lapsed Anarchists Approach to Building a Great Business

By Ari Weinzweig

Zingerman's Press, 9780964895683, 351pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2010

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The first in a series of books by Zingerman's co-founding partner Ari Weinzweig examines the basic building blocks of the culture and structure we know now as Zingerman's. These approaches are applicable whether you're 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. Inc. Magazine calls it one of the Best Books for Business Owners.

Praise For Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 1: A Lapsed Anarchists Approach to Building a Great Business

“Zingerman’s is a utopian version of corporate America in which the company leaves added value everywhere it does business. Every one of its Community of Businesses leads its category for innovation, excellence, and community-minded citizenship—and each one brilliantly benefits the others. The design is a beautiful virtuous cycle in which each of Zingerman’s stakeholders wins: employees grow; customers are delighted; communities flourish; suppliers thrive and profit.” —Danny Meyer, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group and author of Setting the Table

“Zingerman’s is the center of my gastro-deli universe.” —Mario Batali, Chef, restaurateur and author of Molto Gusto

Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading teaches people that with the proper tools, staff can self-manage and improve their lives and the lives of others.” —Jack Stack, Co-Founder and CEO, SRC Holdings Corp. and co-author of The Great Game of Business

“I’m a huge Zingerman’s fan! As a customer, I love the authentic food and caring service. As a professor, I learn practical lessons about how to lead and run great businesses. I feature Zingerman’s in my MBA and Executive courses as the business model of the future. If you seek greatness, you have to read how Zingerman’s does it.” —Wayne Baker, Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan