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Master Chef Junior

By Art van Bodegraven | 08/10/2016 | 8:24 AM

Graham Elliott, celebrity chef and judge on Fox's Master Chef came to our fair city to promote a very fine regional grocery chain, educate the masses, and sell a few books. The Kid, with a keen interest in food and related culinary tools and techniques was in enthralled attendance.

When picture taking and book signing time came 'round, Chef Elliott was a poster boy for enthusiastic engagement, good humor, and inexhaustable patience. After a bit of harmless badinage, he insisted on a second picture, this one with The Kid wearing Graham's trademark white eyeglasses, while he wore The Kid's more traditional spectacles.

Graham immediately tweeted his universe, impressing his wanna-be protege with his social media savvy.

Since, The Kid has taken Elliott's maiden cookbook to bed with him for serious night-time reading, bookmarking favorite anecdotes and recipes. The Kid has a vision for his future.

Where are you in the parallel to this adventure? Do you go to work at a job every day? Or, do you have a vision for your future? Does your vision involve becoming a Supply Chain Master, or an SCM Master Junior?

Do you have sufficient passion to live, breathe, and recreate SCM? Do you have an equivalent to bookmarking your learnings in the field? Or, is it too late to turn around your reasons for excelling?

Think it over. Can you evolve into someone who is en fuego for a calling? Can you intellectually invest in becoming a thought leader, in finding an organizational leader to both follow and emulate, in setting the bar high for excellence in high performance?

Once again, The Kid provides an example of options to consider and heights to scale.



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About Art van Bodegraven

Art van Bodegraven

Art van Bodegraven (1939 - 2017) was Managing Principal of the van Bodegraven Associates consultancy and Founding Principal of Discovery Executive Services, which develops and delivers supply chain educational programs. He was formerly Chair of the Supply Chain Group AG, Partner at The Progress Group LLC, Development Executive at CSCMP, Practice Leader with S4 Consulting, and a Managing Director in Coopers & Lybrand's consulting practice. Concentrating in supply chain management and logistics for over 20 years in his 50+ year business career, he has led ground-breaking strategic, operational, and educational projects for leading US and global clients. Art was principal co-author of DC Velocity's Basic Training monthly column for a decade, and was the principal co-author, with Ken Ackerman, of Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management, the definitive primer in the field. His popular blog, The Art of Art, has been a staple of DC Velocity's web site since its inception.


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