The Tao of Eric Ripert

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Photo: Courtesy Eric Ripert

“I learned the hard way very fast ... After a few months, I lost most of the team. I was almost by myself and very sad. I changed totally how to manage a team and how to be a leader. You live by example and you lead by inspiring.” —Converted Buddhist Eric Ripert on his early, hot-tempered days at Le Bernardin, before he found his Zen. [NRN]