There are two basic mindsets:
- Fixed Mindset – There is not a lot you can do to change your abilities or intelligence. Either you have a natural ability to do something our you don’t have that ability.
- Growth Mindset – There are some things that are easy for you and other things that are hard. However, you can grow in your abilities and knowledge through hard work and persistence.
The book teaches you how to develop a growth mindset and use it to improve your life.
This is an interesting book. It’s written from the perspective of a human resources director that must deal with the zombie apocalypse.
It gives advice on how to handle an employee that has become a zombie and what paperwork the supervisor is required to complete.
It explains how business can remain profitable during the zombie apocalypse by changing its business model and developing innovative weapons for the living consumers. There is also a section on how to get money from zombies, without risking self injury.
I enjoyed reading this book and found it to be humorous.
Jimmy Dean was a popular singer and actor in the 1950s and 1960s. He partnered with his brother Don and started a hog farm business in Plainview, TX. The brothers sold sausage to a local diner and their business quickly morphed into the largest supplier of sausage in America.
O.D. McKee founded McKee foods in 1960. He was trying to decide on a name for his snack cake brand and felt inspired by a picture of his four year old granddaughter, Debbie.
Debbie McKee-Fowler (Little Debbie) is now the Executive Vice President of McKee Foods.
Harland Sanders founded Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). He began selling franchise rights to his restaurant in 1952. He later sold the restaurant to a group of investors in 1964; however, he remained the ambassador for the KFC brand.
Sanders was bestowed the title Kentucky Colonel, which is an honor given by the state of Kentucky to its citizens. He was not an actual military colonel.
Colonel Sanders felt the quality of the food at KFC deteriorated after it was sold to the investment group and became highly critical of their business practices.
Hector Boiardi was born in Italy. He moved to American in 1914. Hector worked at the Plaza Hotel, and eventually he became the head chef. He was a caterer for the rich and famous, to include President Woodrow Wilson. Hector opened his first Italian restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio. Later in life, he created the Chef Boyardee brand.
Oscar Mayer was originally from Bavaria. He moved to America when he was 14 years old. Oscar Mayer worked in Detroit as a butcher boy. After moving to Chicago, he started working in retail. Oscar Mayer, opened his first shop in 1883 and his products quickly became an American staple.