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653: Rudy Miick on How to Embrace Artificial Intelligence

Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Release Date: 09/26/2019

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The Cheese Board in Reno, NV was founded in 1981 by Debbie Branby. Nearly 40 years later, in 2017, after about a decade of working at the Cheese Board for Debbie, sisters Krista Kintop Phillips and Caitlin Kintop Fletcher purchased their place of employment. The transition from employee to owner hasn't been easy, but they have handled it with grace. Show notes… Favorite success quote or mantra: "What if you fall? What if you fly?" There is no elevator for success; you have to take the stairs." In today's episode with Krista Kintop Phillips and Caitlin Kintop Fletcher we will discuss: ...

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Jessica Marshall is a talented restaurant designer with 15 years of experience. Her company, Brass Rose Studios, is based out of the Sacramento, California area. Today will be a deep dive conversation regarding the 3 most common restaurant design mistakes. Show notes… Favorite success quote or mantra: "Live it!" The 3 Most Common Restaurant Design Mistakes are: Getting into a lease and not understanding the cost and lead-time that come with it Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing costs Planning ahead HVAC prep Knowing what you need and if your lease covers it Avoiding inhibiting...

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As the founder of Rudy Miick consulting group, Rudy has thirty years and more than 1,600 successful projects under his belt. Rudy’s focus is on leadership development, sales building, and profitability. His methodology is driven by the creation of vibrant, values-based business cultures, no matter the industry. Today we're here to discuss the inevitability of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how you can choose to react to it. 

Show notes…

Favorite success quote or mantra:

"Work with a sense of purpose. Be well" 

In today's episode with Rudy Miick, we discuss: 

  • Living with purpose
  • What AI (artificial intelligence) is
  • Why we need to accept it. 
  • 3 reason why people work
  • Why "inspired" workforce is what you want to create.
  • How profit-sharing and open-book management feed into an inspired workforce. 
  • How to create an inspired workforce
  • What "defined excellence" looks 
 

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Rudy@Miick.com

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