One of the best shows on TV right now, that's oriented towards how to be successful in ANY business is without question, Food Network's Restaurant: IMPOSSIBLE.
The star of the hit show is Chef Robert Irvine. Chef is as tough as they come. In any business.
You might not think a show about turning restaurants around has anything to do with your business, but you'd be dead-wrong.
His no-nonsense approach to fixing problems and getting buy-in from restaurant staff (human resource management), understanding food costs (overhead), knowing what attracts and what repels (positioning and marketing) visitors (patients) to restaurants (dental offices) are the keys to the success of the show -- and to the success of any business.
Throughout every episode, you'll note his focus on the Big 3 we can control in business: people, money and time.
You never know what challenge he'll run up against next. How he manages to take a failing restaurant and turn it around with a budget of just $10,000 and in a span of 2 days is entertaining and instructive.
More about Chef Robert Irvine in future posts.