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The Battleground is Food & Beverage

Joe DePinto, CEO of 7-Eleven, opened the 2013 Restaurant Leadership Conference last evening with a shot across the bow to the restaurant operators in the room. He was extremely clear.  He and his team get up every day and focus on selling more food and beverage.  More...

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Stand Up 2 Cancer

Stand Up 2 Cancer Restaurant Leadership 2013 showcases collaboration, innovation & businesses doing well by doing good. Rusty Roberts, co-founder of SU2C, took the stage like a force of nature this morning to kick off the CARRE Foundation’s 4th year of partnering with...

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The Good Ones Really Do Die Too Young

We lost Robert Ott, a remarkable leader, father, husband and human being, on December 21, 2012. He went out for his morning walk, was struck by a car, and was killed. The shock and sorrow remain, as does the very long and broad leadership shadow that so many of us...

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Building a Community of Leaders on Purpose

Twenty-one days from now, it will be our privilege and pleasure to host and convene some of the brightest minds and most generous hearts in the hospitality industry. No surprise I woke up this morning with my own mind racing and my own heart beating a little faster....

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