Journal: The Only Trickiness Is In the Last Two Equations

February 26, 2013

in Journal Notes

Tuesday location:  Seven  |  Studio     ||    7:45 am – 8:10 pm

Foods to taste test at RSC - photo - Rob Vandermark

  • Business Development:  Seven Cycles Winter Session preparation continues.  I’m getting pretty excited about the clinics we’re presenting – and the general discussion topics we’re corralling.  At the moment I’m working on connecting Seven’s unique manufacturing process to the retailer sales process – how these two systems can interact and improve the customer experience.
  • Recruiting:  I was reviewing notes from some research Seven Cycles did a few years ago on the subject of hiring.  Everyone has seen the stories of how the cost of a bad hire is 2.5 times more than the salary of the hire.  We did some detailed research at Seven, internally, and found this to be pretty close to true for us.  The purpose of the research was to help employees better understand how important is each hire.  And why we invest, on average, about 9-months and many hundreds of hours on each recruiting search.
  • Clothing Design:  Having some problems with the Sicily jersey design.  Nuances of embroidery are causing some trouble.  We’ll get it figured out.
  • Product Development:  Met with the Ride Studio Cafe crew this evening to work on the new food menu.  It’s very different from what we’ve done to date.  And decidedly different from anything we’ve seen anywhere else.  Get ready – not too soon – and bring your appetite – not too hungry.  Our mantras include:  Locally sourced; nearly everything we’re serving is locally sourced – about 75% of it is within 100 miles.  About 95% is within 250 miles.

  • Meeting:  Explored the connection between anger and creativity.  some of the ways in which anger can play out in the creative process.  It’s complicated.  Anger as a form of communication when words don’t seem to form.  Anger is primarily an expression of repression.  In this case the repression of truth.

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