good management techniques, consumer research humor, and Chipotle’s nod to farming

Issue 3, Volume 1

11/05/11

Well hello there!

Welcome to the third installment of the Dirty Dozen.  This issues highlights:  good management techniques, (rare) consumer research humor, and Chipotle’s nod to farming.

Digest these at your own pace, or not even at all. Learn, comment or ignore. Pass ’em to clients, start a conversation, impress your friends. We’ll keep looking, cooking and sending these lists.

Enjoy.

 

1.  So long, Foie Gras?:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/us/in-california-going-all-out-to-bid-adieu-to-foie-gras.html?_r=1

2. Making baking sexy, even to non-bakers:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2011/09/21/140215226/seeing-baking-ingredients-from-a-swedish-angle

3. Daniel Patterson and the Food Evolution:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303544604576433561184244004.html

4. Monocle’s video tour of Eatly, in Turin:

http://www.monocle.com/sections/business/Web-Articles/Eataly/

5. SF Michelin stars are out:

http://sanfrancisco.grubstreet.com/2011/10/michelin_guide_sf_2012_release.html?e=mp-sf–20111027

6. David Kelley talks mortality, creativity in last week’s Sunday chronicle:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/23/MNNL1KLPIT.DTL

7. Managers, efficiency, and self awareness:

http://www.tlnt.com/2011/10/25/self-aware-manager-what-do-you-do-when-you-stress-employees-out/

8. Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Focus Groups:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/284927/saturday-night-live-taste-test

9. Guy Fieri and the (un)expected truth about TV chefs:

http://www.citypages.com/2011-10-12/restaurants/guy-fieri-in-diners-drive-ins-and-disasters/

10. Great communication design from St. George Spirits:

http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2011/10/27/st-george-gins.html

11. Beyond the cheesesteak — Philly’s finest sandwiches:

http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/10/philadelphia-best-sandwiches-roast-pork-cutlet-meatballs.html

12. Chipotle + Willie Nelson = strangely calming and fun return to farming:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMfSGt6rHos