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10 Quotable Moments From NOSH Live

Meagan McGinnes

NOSH Live Winter 2017 was filled with hours of insights and advice from entrepreneurs, analysts and leaders within the food industry. If you weren’t able to attend, we understand that deciding what video to start with can be daunting.

But fear not; we’ve pulled some of the most impactful quotes from our Santa Monica, Calif., event in case you need a place to start.

“Anyone who thinks they’re too small to make a difference has never slept with a mosquito.”

“Anyone who thinks they’re too small to make a difference has never slept with a mosquito.”

Adnan Durrani, CEO of Saffron Road

“The business model is the engine that drives and pushes social impact. You have to get them both right.”

“The business model is the engine that drives and pushes social impact. You have to get them both right.”

John Foraker, Co-Founder and CEO of Once Upon A Farm; Founder and Former CEO of Annie’s

“[A research firm] surveyed a bunch of food companies and they asked CEOs ‘what is the biggest risk, the biggest disrupter of your business, in the near term?’ The No. 1 answer: consumers.”

“[A research firm] surveyed a bunch of food companies and they asked CEOs ‘what is the biggest risk, the biggest disrupter of your business, in the near term?’ The No. 1 answer: consumers.”

Janica Lane, Managing Director at Piper Jaffray

“For the first time ever, being in grocery is cool... No one graduates from Stanford and says ‘I want to go work for a supermarket chain.’ But that’s all changing.”

“For the first time ever, being in grocery is cool... No one graduates from Stanford and says ‘I want to go work for a supermarket chain.’ But that’s all changing.”

Phil Lempart, President and CEO of Consumer Insights

"It's hard to go from soda to kale. It has to be an evolution instead of a revolution."

"It's hard to go from soda to kale. It has to be an evolution instead of a revolution."

Brett Thomas, Partner at CAVU Ventures

“Passion and purpose finds you... I tell my kids that I didn’t know what I wanted to be until I was 47, and then it changed again at 60.”

“Passion and purpose finds you... I tell my kids that I didn’t know what I wanted to be until I was 47, and then it changed again at 60.”

Mark Sisson, Founder of Primal Kitchen

“Heuristics and bias aren’t just unfair, they lead to less informed investment decisions.”

“Heuristics and bias aren’t just unfair, they lead to less informed investment decisions.”

Allison Ryu, Managing Director at CircleUp Funds

"One thing we've always gotten wrong about food is that we've always thought about it with a one-size-fits-all mentality."

"One thing we've always gotten wrong about food is that we've always thought about it with a one-size-fits-all mentality."

Neil Grimmer, Founder and CEO of Habit, Inc.

“You will fail or hit hardship; don’t be afraid to ask friends for feedback before you get there.”

“You will fail or hit hardship; don’t be afraid to ask friends for feedback before you get there.”

Tyler Merrick, Founder of Project 7

“This is entrepreneurship. Anyone who thinks this is not hard doesn't know what the frick they are talking about.”

“This is entrepreneurship. Anyone who thinks this is not hard doesn't know what the frick they are talking about.”

Foraker

 

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