If you live in Michigan or run your company with a bit of an anarchist bent, you’ve likely heard of the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, including a coffee roaster, creamery, and candy factory, all co-owned and operated. On this episode, co-founder Ari Weinzweig shares the story behind his alternative business empire, starting with a single deli in 1982 that grew into a collective making $60m a year in revenue. Plus, Manoush and Jen reveal their own attempts at business visioning as they try to take community, cash flow, and personal sanity into equal consideration at Stable Genius Productions.
Season 4 of ZigZag is examining the current culture of business and work, figuring out what needs to change, and experimenting with new ways to do it.
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Matt Boynton, Audio Engineer and Sound Designer
Ania Grzesik, Audio Engineer
David Herman, Composer
Marcy Thompson, Producer
Maria Wurttele, Production Coordinator