I’d like to share a story about my friend, Jon, and his pizza. The first time I met Jon, I remember just walking in and thinking…”This guy is way more of an entrepreneur than I am.
Jon is a true hustler. From his pizza deliveries to his book sales to his home-based businesses, it’s not just about making money, it’s also about making a difference. And that’s not always about the bottom line.
I had a friend who would come over to our house and just sit there and talk in hushed tones until I could finally tell him what my book was about. Once I heard what he was talking about I knew I wanted to read it. I asked Jon to come over one weekend and sit down at my kitchen table with me and read the book. He did… and it was awesome. I mean, just reading an excerpt of a book is never quite as good as actually reading the book.
The book is called, jr’s Pizza Industry Pa and it’s about how the pizza industry works. Jon (the pizza restaurant owner) has been able to make a lot of money since he opened his first pizza place in the mid-90s. But all that money isn’t going to a lot of people. In fact, a lot of people don’t even know he exists. The people running the pizza industry have a very high price-tag for creating a successful business.
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but the pizza industry is basically a pyramid scheme. The big companies who run the pyramid scheme are not in the business of making a lot of money, but rather making a lot of money for the people who make the pizza. So while the big companies make tons of money, the people running the pyramid scheme make lots of money for the people who actually make the pizzas.
In the pizza industry, the people who run the pyramid scheme are the people who buy the pizza, as well as the people who sell the pizza.
But pizza is not all good, it can also be bad. There are certain ingredients that are harmful to the health of the people who make the pizza. These ingredients are put into the pizza by the people who run the pyramid scheme, and the ingredients are not always what the people who make the pizza would like to see in their pizzas.
In the restaurant industry, the people who put the ingredients into the pizza are called suppliers. So if the pyramid scheme has a supplier, and a supplier puts harmful ingredients into the pizza, then the pyramid scheme is a bad place, because the pyramid scheme is a bad place for the suppliers.
And now, in the pizza world, the pyramid-scheme-supplier are called pizza restaurant owners.
What’s so bad about pizza restaurant owners? The pyramid-scheme-supplier are not always the kind of people to put harmful ingredients into your pizza. Although they are, they are also not the kind of people that you can hire to make your pizza, and they are not the kind of people you can hire to make your restaurant.