“Life is about learning," he says, "and maybe if I didn’t make the mistakes, I would have never known.”
The recipient of France’s Legion of Honor is open about his past struggles with being intolerant and insecure in the kitchen, as well as his revelatory transformation through his practice of Buddhism.
“Being yourself is very important,” he says. “And being secure. It's very important to have a vision of where you want to go, what you want to achieve and create a team that is loyal.”
To hear more about Ripert’s leadership advice to young entrepreneurs, check out the above video.