Future Planning: Growing Better Services and Businesses Through Visioning with Ari Weinzweig


Original Air Date Wednesday, June 17, 2020


When we live a holistic life rooted in our beliefs there is no need for work-life balance. And, when our work is as rejuvenating to our mind as a long, sought-after vacation, negative stressors are null. For some, it is possible to consider time a gift instead of a scarcity and to bask in the creative glow that is the positive human experience. To find out more about how hope and thought are interwoven into the art that is everyday life, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen sits down with founding partner of Zingerman’s community of businesses, Ari Weinzweig. Ari employs visioning to grow his extensive list of services and believes his work in life is to help others succeed.



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Ari Weinzweig — Hope Springs Eternal:
  • Ari shares his story of creating twelve food-related businesses. [1:11]
  • Leaders who overestimate their abilities and underestimate challenges are those who most benefit from strategic solutions. [8:55]
  • How questions help leaders assemble a team that can rise to a challenge when the odds seem impossible. [13:07]
  • Zingerman’s doesn’t use a hierarchical framework and a new way of looking at time management. [12:51]
  • Ari’s work The Art of Business is based on a self-fulfilling belief cycle. [17:12]
  • Looking at everything in life as art, connection, and positive energy. [23:56]
  • Anarchy, hierarchy, and the complex framework of life. [27:19]
  • Why it’s unlikely to change a person’s beliefs. [35:14]
  • How to actively create hope in your life. [40:05]

Ari Weinzweig moved to Ann Arbor Michigan from his native Chicago armed with a Russian History degree. He went to work washing dishes in a local restaurant and discovered he loved the business. He is co-founder of Zingerman’s Delicatessen, which has led to an empire of twelve successful businesses, books, and transformational business consulting.



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