Diana Yin says to be honest with yourself about three things: what you’re good at, what’s important to learn, and what you’ll never be good at. By knowing herself, doing the dirty work and learning how to hire carefully, she has built a business with a supportive culture focused on service.
As owner of Poppy + Rose in Los Angeles, Diana has built a restaurant that’s a not-to-be-missed brunch spot, recently ranked in the Top 100 in the U.S. by Yelp.
Listen up for –
- What business-owner parents taught Diana about optimization and eliminating waste
- How Diana made a brilliant hire in less than a minute (and you can too)
- How to detect an “eager to please” quality in team members
- Diana’s #1 red flag in interviews (and how to see past charm)
- How an employee request helped her step into her leader-owner role
- Why you have to do the dirty work to run an exceptional business
- An entrepreneur’s privilege of solving problems you want to solve
- The ONE question you can ask in an interview that tells you more than anything else
- The problem with wanting more and more + why you should rethink your definition of success for your own sanity
- Ditching your 3-5 year plan to respond to what’s right in front of you
Learn more about Diana Yin:
Diana was born in Taipei, Taiwan but grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in a food-centric family. After earning her bachelors degree from Scripps College and masters degree from Boston University, Diana moved onto a career in food and restaurant PR where she represented national food brands and renowned chefs. Diana is also a published food writer/photographer and passionate home cook. She is also the co-owner of Poppy + Rose, a popular brunch restaurant in downtown LA that recently opened for dinner, overseeing FOH and administrative operations, including marketing, accounting and HR, for both concepts.