It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Emil is a chef who purchased a restaurant in a prosperous suburb. The restaurant had not been making money for the past few years despite having a broad menu, a friendly owner, and good standing in the community. The young couples that flocked to the suburb because of its superior public education system, convenient shopping, and low crime rate wanted something other than a traditional, sit-down restaurant. They desired a bit of the city life: a lively venue for eating, drinking, meeting friends, and socializing. The old restaurant was just…too…old…and the owner could not keep pace with shifting diner tastes. So he sold the place to Emil.
Emil spoke with the new area residents to learn more about what they wanted in a restaurant. What he heard was that they wanted “fresh”: fresh food, a fresh look, fresh music. He asked them to name some of their favorite urban hangouts, and then he visited the establishments. What he found was large bar areas with long tables, so that people could mix and mingle easily and share their “small plates.” Few people at those establishments sat down for large entrees and multicourse meals. Rather, it was all about grazing and drinking and mixing with people in an upbeat environment.
Emil recognized that the market had changed. ...