We had the good fortune of connecting with Howard POLLACK and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Howard, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I AM A RISK TAKER. I WILL NOT BET THE WHOLE RANCH, BUT I WILL CHANCE THE LOWER 40.
What should our readers know about your business?
40 YEARS AGO I STARTED RAINBOW ACRES NATURAL FOODS IN A SMALL SPACE IN A SHOPPING CENTER AT THE CORNER OF WASHINGTON BLVD AND TIVOLI AVE. OVER THE YEARS SINCE THEN WE HAVE EXPANDED BY TAKING EVERY STORE IN THE CENTER PLUS THE 2 OTHER BUILDINGS ON THE BLOCK AND OPENING WALLS TO MAKE 1 CONTINUOUS BUILDING OUT OF ALL THE STORES. BY USING THE PRINCIPLES OF FAIRNESS TO ALL WE ARE NOW THE NUMBER 1 HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE WESTSIDE.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
SRF LAKE SHRINE IN PACIFIC PALISADES. THE GETTY MUSEUM TONY P’S DOCKSIDE GRILL, MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT MY CERTIFIED ORGANIC 4000 SQUARE FOOT COMMERCIAL KITCHEN AND 18,000 FOOT WAREHOUSE A TOUR OF MY STORE RAINBOW ACRES. INCLUDING THE BAKERY AND COLD PRESS JUICING OPERATION THE VENICE BOARDWALK RUTT’S FOR BREAKFAST A VISIT TO MY ROTARY CLUB AT WHISKY REDS. (NOW IT WOULD BE A ZOOM MEETING)
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I FOLLOW THE TEACHINGS OF PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA. HE WAS THE FOUNDER OF SELF REALIZATION FELLOWSHIP. IT IS A SPIRITUAL ORGANIZATION THAT TEACHES ALL GREAT RELIGIONS TEACH THE SAME PRINCIPLES.
I WILL HAVE SOMEONE IN MY TECH DEPT UPLOAD PICTURES IN A FEW DAYS.