Moving forward. Every day I wake up and think of ways to move our business forward. I know companies look at comp numbers—this year vs last year—but I look for ways to “beat yesterday.” With this mentality, I never have to worry about last year’s sales.
Seeing the success of the associates after we install the SelfCookingCenter, [from] the time they save cooking throughout the day to the self-cleaning [that] makes for an easy end of the day.
Forager is the 12th startup I’ve created, led or worked for, and I’ve learned so very much, including creating something from the ether and seeing it come to fruition to change people’s lives is so rewarding; finding and hiring great people means looking not just for talent but also for moral fortitude, passion, selflessness and dedication; and fulfilling on the mission is the main reward, which, for Forager, that means making a big impact to help rebuild our local food system—so vital now during the [coronavirus] pandemic crisis.