The great Ari Weinzweig about visioning, anarchy and building systems, food, persistence, starting, writing, running, reading and growing together - not necessarily in that order.Find out more about Zingerman's community of businesses at https://zingermans.comCheck out the The 2pt5 website for all the links and extras mentioned in the episode - show notes: https://the2pt5.net/zingermans-ari-weinzweig --Innovators from around the globe share the highs and lows of an innovator's life, their motivation and creative passions as well as their favorite methods, tools, conferences and ideas - https://the2pt5.netThe 2pt5 - conversations connecting innovators podcast is hosted in Baden-Württemberg in the Southwest of Germany by Innovation Coach Klaus Reichert - https://www.klausreichert.de
If you live in Michigan or run your company with a bit of an anarchist bent, you've likely heard of the Zingerman's Community of Businesses, including a coffee roaster, creamery, and candy factory, all co-owned and operated. On this episode, co-founder Ari Weinzweig shares the story behind his alternative business empire, starting with a single deli in 1982 that grew into a collective making $60m a year in revenue. Plus, Manoush and Jen reveal their own attempts at business visioning as they try to take community, cash flow, and personal sanity into equal consideration at Stable Genius Productions. **Who You’ll Hear: **@manoushz (Manoush Zomorodi, host of ZigZag and cofounder of Stable Genius Productions), @jpoyant (Jen Poyant, cohost of ZigZag and cofounder of Stable Genius Productions), Ari Weinzweig, cofounder of @zingermans Community of Businesses ZigZag is the business show about being human. Join a community of listeners riding the twists and turns of late-capitalism, searching for a kinder, more sustainable way. Manoush Zomorodi and Jen Poyant investigate how work and business impact our wellbeing and the planet we live on. On Seasons 4 and 5, hear from rebels and visionaries with radical ideas on how we can build stable lives, careers, and companies.  If you’re also interested in Jen and Manoush’s personal story and their adventures in starting their own business with a little help from blockchain technology, listen to the first three seasons, starting with Season 1, Chapter 1. Thank you for supporting us by using special offer codes from our sponsors, signing up for our free newsletter, and subscribing to the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Stitcher, Overcast, Spotify, or Breaker.
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1 hour, 9 minutes
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