The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen is a guiding force for Tom Baldwin ’78, ’84MBA, CEO and president of Benihana Inc. “Kaizen emphasizes continuous incremental improvement,” explained Tom, “and that’s what we do at Benihana. We strive to improve every single day.”
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When Anne Marie Harrison ’80 first started working in the wine industry, she knew very little about wine. “I didn’t even know how to pull a cork out of a bottle,” she laughed.
The journey to shared success for Ned (Edward) Morris ’93 and Ben Von Doussa ’93 began in the Iona College pool. Recruited to play water polo, they became co-captains, roommates and good friends. After graduation, Ben returned to his hometown of Adelaide, Australia, and Ned went along for the adventure. There they discovered another shared interest — wine.