It’s time to sum up the results of 2017 for Dodo Pizza. The main point: we haven’t made it.
In the beginning of 2017, we publicly set an ambitious goal: end the year with 400 pizza shops in the chain. This number looked insane and fantastic, but we did the math and came up with a solid plan that made it look doable.
We have always been setting challenging goals to hit in order to push ourselves out of our comfort zone and come up with unconventional solutions. We’ve worked hard. We’ve done probably everything we could. But we didn’t succeed.
Read more “2017 results for Dodo: 280 pizza shops (+126), $109 mln in sales (116% growth)”
A few days ago, I received an official request from Domino’s Pizza Russia’s CEO, Guvenc Donmez. Mr. Donmez asked me to delete my posts that mention Domino’s from my personal pages on Facebook and Vkontakte (the most popular social networks in Russia). The grounds? Since I’m the CEO of Dodo Pizza, my posts allegedly express the company’s official position.
Read more “Domino’s wants me to delete its mentions on Facebook because I’m a rival’s CEO. Should I?”
An entrepreneur told us recently that we’ve gone bananas. When he learned about our plan we’d already put in motion in Oxford, he thought that it was pure insanity. He was sure that we’d never make ends meet and that Dodo Pizza would be out of business in the US in a few months. Well, maybe he’s right. :) Our plan looks as crazy as it does ambitious and promising Read more “How We Have Gone Bananas”
Wanna know a simple but powerful secret of self-motivation? Here it is: To discover an inexhaustible source of energy, you simply come up with a bold idea, set an ambitious goal and find someone who’ll state that it’s impossible to reach (this won’t be difficult). I’ve been using this technique since I started my first blog and launched my first business, and it has always worked like a charm. When someone says I’ll fail, it drives me crazy and urges me to work even harder to achieve my goals Read more “The Manifesto: How to Do What Can’t Be Done”
Would you climb to the top of a banana tree for a treat if you have a table full of delicious fruits already washed, cut and served for you on nice plates? I don’t know your answer, but I know that at Dodo Pizza we would first climb to the top. In fact, we are already doing it right now Read more “Our stupid move: why we decided to come to the US”