Archive for February 7th, 2013

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imageDue to unprecedented  traffic we have moved our blog here at  www.fridaysfounder.com  This will allow for easier comment access and prepare the site for further expansion after the book has been published.  Please be patient while we move the content from our former site.  I know a number of you have your favorites of my postings that you like to read before going to bed.  God knows it’s better for you than sleeping pills . . . and it’s FREE!

Who am I?

First, I am from Gen ‘S’! I have researched gen X, Y, millenium and baby boomers to discuss the impact of these population segments on the work force. However, the least recognized and understood is my ‘gen’! It is a small and very insignificant segment those born in the year of the ‘Spam’! Many things happened that year, in addition to my arrival like the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. Fellow ‘S’ers’ include, Bill Cosby, Tommy Smothers, Marlo Thomas, Colin Powell and of course Richard Petty (famous for left turns).

Second, I am a ‘Techno-Geezer’! This is a little known category I invented.  You must be a septugenarian and skilled with computers. So far it is a very small group, me.
Third I am an inventor. Besides turning T.G.I. Fridays into an International brand, one of my notable achievements is the invention of potato skins! My cardiologist says, not the best thing I could have done for mankind!
Hopefully I will soon add to this list ‘Author’.

LEADERSHIP AND VISION

Innovation is key to progress in all industries. Price cutting should not be confused with innovation nor should clever marketing schemes. Think product. Think Apple!

Change,  in all markets, is inevitable. In the book I draw a sketch of a curving road as an indicator of market change. Oh, did I mention the road is in the mountains, now imagine what happens to those who don’t change. 

Change and innovation require vision. To be a leader you must have vision. I believe in core principles as the key drivers in life and business.  We address this in a unique way, no 10 steps or 7 rules but core values and principles, giving focus and purpose to your decision making and goals.

Quality Matters!

BOIL IN A BAG FOOD

During the first 15 years Friday’s was known for many things. Three of which were, highest volumes in the industry, no advertising and from scratch food. Coincidence?