That Simple, and That Hard

Hubby gave me a copy of restaurateur Danny Meyer’s new book, Setting the Table, The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business. It had been highly recommended to me, and so I was eager to jump into it. Finally did this past weekend, and love this, the final paragraph of the book’s introduction:

“You may think, as I once did, that I’m primarily in the business of serving good food. Actually, though, food is secondary to something that matters even more. In the end, what’s most meaningful is creating positive, uplifting outcomes for human experiences and human relationships. Business, like life, is all about how you make people feel. It’s that simple, and it’s that hard.”

If he keeps writing in that vein it’ll be a great book.

By the way, keep in mind that our annual Love Affair with Books is coming up! What are you reading right now? Get ready to write a review and share itmark it up and read with relish.

Last years book forum; Our 2nd Annual Love Affair with Books
Where it started; A Love Affair with Books (the essay)

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  1. says

    Thanks for the book idea Rosa. I’ll add it to my list. I have to make a focused effort to get caught up on outstanding reviews before I go on to read more books. With the Love Affair with Books ahead, I have an additional incentive to complete those awaiting. Of course, then I’ll be forced to make a choice on which one I send in.
    Oh, the troubles of life… :-)

  2. says

    Why choose Steve? With all the blogs you write for, you can spread your reviews all over blogsville for us! Keep reading!
    It will be great having our 3rd Annual Love Affair with Books hosted by Joyful Jubilant Learning this year.

  3. says

    Can I reserve the book I’d like to review…how does this work again?
    Of course, I’m wanting to claim Made To Stick as the book I’m currently having an affair with. Just got the hardback of it today.

  4. says

    Hi Tim, Joyful Jubilant Learning will host this year; I’ll be getting a post up there soon with all the details!
    Will be sure that MTS has your name on it :-)