Yesterday was the first day of New Hire Orientation. It went really well, I think. We connected, we engaged, and we felt a good vibe throughout the day. We are about to start on our second day. 

Luke, one of our restaurant managers, introduced himself and gave a definition of culture: "The particular language of a group, their unique way of doing things, their own practices."  I know it's not word for word what he said, but I really liked that; it set a tone for the rest of the day, because it's exactly what we did -- communicated our language to the new staff. 

Brant, another restaurant manager, talked of the book Mindset when he introduced himself, and what I liked about that was the message of changing one's mindset, just like changing the lens from which you see things.  We were expressing the need to change, one degree at least, for them to be open to new ideas and be willing to accept our way of doing things. 

Leigh, Kathy, Michelle, Nicole, Mark -- all from Oahu -- are here, and the Amasia managers, Kevin, Luke, Brant, Chris, Jeff, Dee Ann, and Miya, are all here to make it happen.  It's an exciting time for sure.  I enjoyed meeting everyone, and I see a lot of potential in the staff that were hired.