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Nick Sarillo

Nick Sarillo is the founder, CEO, and “primary keeper” of the Purpose and Operational Values of Nick’s Pizza & Pub—the sixth busiest independent pizza company in per-store sales in the United States. Founded with the purpose of providing the community with an unforgettable place where families could relax and have fun, Nick’s Pizza & Pub has margins nearly twice that of the average pizza restaurant and boasts an 80 percent employee retention rate in an industry in which the average annual turnover is nearly 150 percent. Nick credits his company’s success to his purpose-driven culture, which is the focus of his new book, A Slice of the Pie: How to Build a Big Little Business (Portfolio; 2012). Nick is a regular speaker at entrepreneurship and HR conferences, and his insights have been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, Inc., Fast Company, and Investor’s Business Daily.

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It Can Be a Wonderful Life

Posted by Nick Sarillo on December 22, 2015

How Honest Communication Bonds Business and Community

I’ve been really intrigued with all the references I hear from our guests about what Nick’s Pizza & Pub went through and the classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.” I realize that I’m so “in” my company and this experience that it’s hard for me to imagine what it must be like for people on the outside looking in, watching.

I should have known that the answer was in the community.

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