Archive for July 2014

Here’s to the crazy ones…

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The Rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world. Are the ones who do.”
Steve Jobs

This man needs no introduction and I don’t really think he ever did. I’ve read the book and even seen the film about the vision and determination of one man’s dream.

What have I learnt?  Well, I don’t think I will ever be a world leader, or the owner of the world largest company (history will make that decision), but we can defiantly make an impact being a purpose-led business.  We can help and grow ambition, but not just to create, to add value and meaning to the customer, employees and the owners who’ve had many sleepless nights thinking about making the right impact to the wider society. Steve Jobs was brilliant at getting talent, he lead from the front and he drove the team to perfection and that’s what we aspire to do!

Here at the Factory we do see things differently.  Looking at a Spa industry that has not changes for so many years, it’s going to take some rebels to join our cause to make the some changes.  After working in the Spa and Leisure industry for over 20 years it’s time to break free and looking at how to do things differently. How to train staff, how to use your spa products, and how to become different from all your competitors and not follow the same path as all the other spas that are just competing against each other. Think about it – if your spa was in the food industry, would you be a like a fast food business – (same food menu, following a manual for 12 months of the year) or are you like a Gastro Pub (freedom to choose ingredients, freedom to change menus, freedom to buy products from the best supplier and change menus with the seasons etc).

Let’s start thinking like Steve Jobs, if he ran your spa what would he do?