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    Thumbs up Sam Adams Founder Never Flies First Class and Doesnt Let His Executives Either

    Looks like he joins Whole Foods' John Mackey as a good guy



    Jim Koch, the businessman behind the Samuel Adams Boston Lager beer brand, revealed that he chooses not to fly first-class and does not allow his employees to do so either, because he takes his role as a leader in his company very seriously.

    Koch, 66, echoing the words in his book Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned Over a Beer Or two, recentlytoldBusiness Insider that he cannot mathematically, economically or morally justify spending the extra $5,000 to bump up a coach ticket to a first-class ticket.


    "On those long trips to Munich [for beer ingredient research], the upgrade from coach to first class is an extra $5,000, Koch said. I cant make the math work the average person at Boston Beer makes $55,000 a year. How can I justify paying over a months salary for a first-class ticket? Is having me get a little more legroom and a better meal really more valuable to the company than what the average person contributes every month? Ive never believed that.

    Koch also explained that during the 80s and 90s, he felt a growing awareness pertaining to how he should conduct himself as the face of his company as the company continued to grow and thrive. He wrote thatevery small thing that leaders do sets the tone and increases team members commitment to the common cause, and as such, he felt the need to maintain respect amongst his employees by avoiding egregious personal excesses.

    People are always sensitive to hypocrisy or compromises from managers, and the behavior of senior leaders is scrutinized, magnified, and commented on by everyone, he added. I also dont want everyone else to think that vanity and egotism are values our company encourages.

    Koch has been called a founding father of the American craft brewery since he quit his $250,000-a-year job in 1984 to sell beer made from an old recipe from his great-great grandfather, according toForbes. Since those early days, Boston Beer accrued revenues of $794 million in 2013 and sells its products in every U.S. state and in 20 foreign countries






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    Rarity in the business world.
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    Good for him.

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    I rarely drink beer but the next time I do it will be a Sam Adams in honor of this guy.... he's a real American.

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    Try Octoberfest! It's the only Sam Adams beer I really like, and it's available the least amount of time.

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    Cool dude and great beer!!
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    Avg person at his plant makes 55k. I'm switching over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    Try Octoberfest! It's the only Sam Adams beer I really like, and it's available the least amount of time.
    I buy a couple kegs of it when it's in season, it's their best beer in my estimation.
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    I'm a Sam Adams Light guy, but Octoberfest is very good too. Though I haven't been buying it lately because a 12-pack is like 18 bucks or something. Yes, I'm a tightwad.

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    That's why I buy it in bulk.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

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    Smart business man. Makes no sense to spend money on frivolous perks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw View Post
    Smart business man. Makes no sense to spend money on frivolous perks.
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    As a tall man, I'd do the upgrade. Save the money somewhere else.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Our company works the same. We are within the McCain Foods group of companies and our main motto is "treat it like it's your own money."
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