29: Gabriel Stulman, NYC Restaurateur, on Building Successful Businesses and Allowing for Failure
Gabriel Stulman was named Restaurateur of the Year by Esquire Magazine in 2012, and has opened six successful restaurants in New York City’s West Village since 2008. Here he talks about creating timeless places in New York City (a place characterized by constant change), how to balance instinct with recovery, and why it’s important to allow for failure in any endeavor.
Because many of his partners, collaborators and employees are friends from when he lived in Madison, Wisconsin (myself included), the New York Times nicknamed his organization “Little Wisco” in 2011. Some of the values that Stulman recognizes as coming from his time in Wisconsin are an emphasis on hospitality, and a strong Midwestern work ethic.
Discover the similarities between running restaurants and running any sort of creative business, including how to raise a family while working grueling hours, how to balance big vision with the minute details of everyday life, and how to look like you're drinking more than you really are.
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