- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 6 hours and 41 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
- Audible.com Release Date: November 1, 2012
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A016VNE
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A Slice of the Pie: How to Build a Big Little Business Audiobook – Unabridged
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It also matters that Nick loves his "product" -- recognizing it includes the food he serves as well as the Nick's Experience. "Nick's" is a "brand" because it's all product -- all real. And Nick's love for it is genuine. This can be a stumbling block for global companies. In that environment. "product" is the means-to-an-end, and the "brand" is a proxy -- an image that is itself not real -- standing for something few who market it care about in the deepest sense.
Here Nick has something in common with Steve Jobs' legacy: unparalled success starts with loving the product, and *everything* is product. When that's true, a brand imprint...happens....reinforced with every experience, never forced by so-called marketing. It's a relationship. The reader of "A Slice of the Pie" can relate because Nick's down-to-earth self comes through. His voice reaches beyond the page, revealing a quality that is sometimes hardest for entrepreneurs -- humility. He's open to hearing -- and glad to hear -- if/when/how he goes off-track, knowing a commitment to purpose pulls you higher, with no stopping point or top.
As a breed, entrepreneurs want success. Nick offers a blueprint for that success. But, sometimes you have to read between the lines for the most important part of the story. The owner/leader has to be all in -- heart, soul, gut, blood, sweat, tears, for better and for worse. So, beware: the "slice of the pie" may be the smallest part of this story. It's only possible because Nick himself holds the big picture and the bottom line: leading requires an absolute commitment and unshakable belief that what you're working for *matters.*
I love the transparency with which he wrote this book.