Ari Weinzweig

Ari Weinzweig is the co-founding partner of the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Starting in 1982 with 2 employees and a 1300-square foot deli Ari and his partner Paul Saginaw have grown the organization to include 10 businesses including a bakery, a creamery, a mail order business and more; a staff of over 700; and annual sales of over $60,000,000. The article below is adapted from Ari’s new book, Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 4: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to the Power of Beliefs in Business. You can see more about Ari’s books and ZingTrain at, and you can learn more about bringing a taste of Zingerman’s to your front door by visiting

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