thoughts of food

Chef Boyardee was a real person.

“[Ettore] Boiardi sold his products under the brand name “Chef Boy-Ar-Dee” because non-Italians could not manage the pronunciation, including his own sales force: he was quoted as saying that “everyone is proud of his own family name, but sacrifices are […]

better doing

What kind of company do you want to build?

“In reflecting on [my business] failure, I have come to realize that my main mistake was in pretending certain trade-offs didn’t exist. Specifically, I think when building a company, all founders need to clearly prioritize the following three values: Scale, Speed, […]