A great interview with Anthony Bourdain about managing and leadership. I mention Bourdain’s book, Kitchen confidential in The art of project management. But this interview goes all out on the similarities between how pro kitchens work and how teams work.
“Every kitchen has one evil genius who’s toleratedâ€”someone you turn to when all else failsâ€”a rule breaker, a scamp who’s willing to make a hard and sometimes unlovely decision for expediency. There’s actually a name for this personâ€”the dÃ©brouillard, the person who gets you out of a jam.”