Time to grow up: Dodo Pizza’s goals for 2018

We’ve just opened our 300th pizza shop. Ta-da! To be honest, none of us can fully process this number. But we should—if we mean to stay in business.

Fast growth cannot be sustainable if you don’t evolve at an even faster pace and adapt to new challenges that present themselves when you get to the next level.

Our team has reached a landmark, and we have a feeling that the company now needs to revamp its strategy and rethink its principles.

Here is a recap of what we’re going to do differently in 2018.

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14.02.2018

Why people fail: 5 habits of highly ineffective entrepreneurs (and the rest of us)

These five habits I list off below distinguish people who fail. I’ve discovered these traits after watching dozens of our partners. 

We at Dodo Pizza provide all our franchisees with an equal amount of support. They all undergo the same training. Everyone gets identical instruments for their business (management system, marketing guidelines, IT solutions). 

Not everybody gets identical results. 

You might think of a franchising business as a social experiment that can help you determine which strategies to avoid if you want to succeed. 

Because those who don’t have a lot in common.

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25.01.2018

What a former Mars manager learned after he started managing just one pizza delivery

Denis Chernobaev says that his world has turned upside down since he got a new job. That job was nothing fancy: Denis became a pizza shop manager. Not that much of a career move for a guy who used to work at Mars and enjoyed all the office perks such a legendary global company can offer. I hopped on a call with Denis to chat about why he traded Mars for Dodo Pizza — and what an office manager can learn if he becomes a person whose job is to follow the office’s orders.

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12.12.2017

Go to gemba: why Dodo Pizza’s office is going to be empty today

When somebody mentions gemba, it always makes me think of veggie smoothies. You know you should drink them because they are super healthy. But you never do.

Too much trouble and not as tasty as a greasy bun with some fried beef and cheese from the fancy burger joint around the corner.

Have no doubt: gemba is as healthy for your company as the smoothies are for your body. Yet while millions tout the benefits of the gemba process and continuous improvement and hammer home again and again how good it is to go to gemba, mere dozens put these ideas into practice.

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23.11.2017