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Good Reads

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A few things that interested me this week … random reading from around the internet.

Some of the best parenting advice I’ve ever read. Via Hands-Free Mama.

Another look at standing in that line at Franklin BBQ. I love that there is a “world’s foremost expert on lines.”

Good advice for when you need a jumpstart. Five ways to rescue an unproductive day. Via Fast Company.

Another recap of the King of the Smoker event.

I’m fascinated by Vermeer and hope to go to the exhibit at the Frick. Here’s a look at his genius via Vanity Fair.

Have you read any of these books?

Mistakes are like paying tuition. Also via Fast Company.

Buffalo Wild Wings now sells their wings by weight. Would this work for your restaurant?


Good Reads


Here’s a round-up of good reads for those in the barbecue business. Or any business, really.

The Power of Social. We want what other people have. In our barbecue world, we see this demonstrated by restaurants like Franklin and Pappy’s who are known for their lines.

This is why people don’t follow you on Twitter. And more tips for success.

I’ve been wading through lots of contracts recently. What do you think of this mindset?

What I Wish I’d Known before I Opened a Wine Shop has some good ideas you can apply to opening any business.

Have you ever advertised on Facebook? Here’s why it might not be a good idea.

Entrepreneurs pay a high psychological price. Can you relate to these experiences?

How one chain barbecue restaurant is working on sustainability.

Are any of your favorites on this list? Nine beers no one is ordering anymore.

Just for fun. The best child’s Christmas list and annotated commentary ever.

Do any of these articles resonate with you? Let me know in the comments below.