Andrew Ly

Today is the first day of spring. It’s our favorite season. It’s spring break, and it’s a family fun time everything we do, and everywhere we go. All things seem possible in spring. Let the flowers blossom, let the sunshine, and let our minds rejuvenate.

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Starbucks is in the transformational stage again. Being the founder of this once-incredible coffee chain, Howard cannot let it goes down. It sounds like he cannot sleep well from afar and witness his baby going down. By getting paid $1 a year, he is an inventor of “founder enjoy. little.”

https://chainstoreage.com/starbucks-ceo-leave-be-replaced

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“The roots of a great leader lie in humility, empathy and authenticity. Authenticity leads to trust, and trust can grant major boons to your organization. Trust is money.”

“But empathy doesn’t mean you have to make everyone like you. To paraphrase former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell: if you…

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Daylight Saving Time tonight at 2 am. Whether you remember you borrowed that one extra hour, it’s time to pay it back tonight. Many of us may not remember borrowing this time debt. We were forced to take it out anyway. It was an extra snooze one night in the autumn. Tomorrow is an extra yawn in the morning to welcome spring. It’s fun to borrow an hour one night in April and pay it back with golden interest five months later.

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Relistening to David Rosenberg’s interview is worth every second. In my view, he’s a people’s CEO and a great leader.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/guest-interview-robert-rosenberg-author-35yr-ceo-of/id1267097148?i=1000494701119

“…sitting in his living room reading “The Best And The Brightest” by David Halberstam in 1973, Rosenberg saw himself in the story of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, when the United States was led by Ivy Leaguers who never visited people on the front lines of the Vietnam War.

The problem with these administrations was hubris and arrogance, Rosenberg says. He talked about the book with his management team and created a new strategy.”

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This is a piece of beautiful writing from the folks at Morning Brew Sunday Edition. It’s clear there are simply too many toxins in this world for Sunflowers, alone, to bear.

Love the call for peace from this Russian tennis star, Andrey Rublev.

“Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev writes ‘No War Please’ after Dubai semifinal win.

https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/33369327/russian-tennis-star-andrey-rublev-writes-no-war-please-dubai-semifinal-win

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Today’s good read. Think before you act!

“Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair” ~ unknown.

My friend, Ken Pitak, once told me that his dad taught him and his siblings that telling the truth but not every truth. So true.

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Culture of respect is the absence of big ego and condescending!

‘“Hoping” your leaders treat others with respect is not a guarantee that they do — or will.’

“We don’t have to always agree with one another but it’s important that we must learn to respect each other!” ~ Rubyanne.

https://corp.smartbrief.com/original/2022/02/leaders-who-dont-treat-others-with-respect-should-lovingly-be-set-free

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Andrew Ly

Andrew Ly

President/CEO of Sugar Bowl Bakery Graduated from SFSU Ex-Board member of Asian Pacific Fund Most Admired CEO Entrepreneur of the Year MBE of the Year.