“Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.” ― Pete Seeger
Growth doesn’t always mean “adding more.” Sometimes simplifying the business and doing it really, really well is the way to go. CNN Business writer Paul R. La Monica gives a great example of how this can happen, and how one company turned it around - with better wine and fewer breadsticks..
Five years ago, assessments of Olive Garden – the primary contributor to the overall Darden Restaurant portfolio - were brutal. “Too many breadsticks. An abundance of items on the menu that weren't Italian dishes -- like tapas and hamburgers. Gloopy sauce. And perhaps the worst culinary sin of all -- failure to salt the boiling water for the pasta."