Thursday Thoughts on Leadership: Beyond the Barn

By Gino Blefari

Good evening! This week my travels find me in Raleigh, NC for a meeting with Tommy Camp, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty and his fantastic managers. After talking leadership, best practices and recruiting with the team, we had dinner at the historic Angus Barn, a decades-old barn-turned-restaurant that is a celebrated staple of the local dining scene. (Our meal actually took place in the basement, an incredible space that featured a table so large it took up most of the room.)

The Angus Barn—also known as “Big Red”—was officially opened for business on June 28, 1960 with novice restaurateurs Thad Eure Jr. and Charles Winston running the show. Neither men had any experience operating a restaurant; perhaps this was why they so boldly disregarded their detractors who said the Angus Barn project couldn’t be done. Who, these critics questioned, would visit a restaurant located along a narrow, two-lane road, desolate save a few telephone stations dotting the way?

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The Apex of Luxury: Eagle Ridge Estate

Featuring the elite listings of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection

We all know and covet them … those grand, elegant, timeless properties around the world, but what makes a property undoubtedly magical, awe-inspiring, and sets it apart from all others? Most of us would agree a truly unique luxury property is determined by the setting, the endless possibilities, and the day-to-day lifestyle that the property affords.

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