Again, someone has asked me why it's been so many weeks since my last blog post. Folks, it's just difficult. Let me explain. It's not the writing that's difficult. Finding topics? Thats easy, I come up with at least five every day. But no matter what I come up with, Im not allowed to hurt anyone. And I can't damage our business. So only very rarely does a topic come into consideration.
Here's a list of the things that came across my desk this week alone, but which I can't talk about publicly - in parenthesis youll find the reason why I have to keep my opinion to myself.
- Corona cases at Jarltech and what vocational schools have to do with it (data protection and threats of punishment by the schools)
- The German government screwed up the vaccine distribution for purely political reasons (I don't comment politically)
- We screwed up a delivery to a super important customer (I certainly can't admit that publicly)
- My wife now has a horse and so I have slipped to seventh place in the family ranking (self-pity)
- We asked a mean question in the analyst meeting of a listed competitor today (you don't do that)
- Weve heard rumors that a competitor is greatly driving down its inventories because the new cowboy investors want to free up »working capital« (you don't rub salt in a wound)
- Another competitor wanted to poach our entire sales team in a particular country. The end result was that no one changed from us, but the country manager of the competitor changed over to us (that was a really great victory, but gloating is also not possible)
- Some vendors want to pep up their figures again by having the distribution quickly buy nonsensical inventories this year (relevant for the stock exchange)
And there are still a few more things. So you see, I stay calm because I have to stay calm. But inside me it bubbles up, and one day I start a blog under a pseudonym. :)
And for those of you who are bored in your home office, here is a video contribution from our restaurant on how to make eggnog (unfortunately its only in German): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibyuWgWGOJY&ab_channel=essWebers_official
Stay peaceful and healthy in the Advent season!
I'm writing to you today from China. Here I have learnt once again why good service is so important. If you want a customer to pay more than elsewhere, then you have to make the difference! You have to know what they like and anticipate their wishes.
It's finally back on: Our 3D projection dinner show »Le Petit Chef« will be back in our restaurant »Uwe and Uli« (www.uwe-uli.de) from the 11th of October 2023 to the 30th of April 2024. Personally, I always have fun enjoying delicious food with a bit of a show. Come by sometime – it's also great for Christmas parties with up to 20 people.
We have the largest showroom in the AIDC industry in Europe, plus plenty of training rooms and an event location. If you like, we will be happy to train your new employees or your customers’ employees here. You will find an overview and a virtual tour of the showroom on our website.
I am proud of my team! This time I don’t mean the team from Jarltech, but the team from our restaurant »Uwe & Uli – Zuhause bei uns«. The gastronomic guide »Frankfurt geht aus« from the Journal Frankfurt and the Genussakademie awarded us first place in the category »Rhein-Main – feine Küche (exquisite cuisine)«.