I've tried many things in my life, but have been successful at few. This has been because of lack of talent, lack of hard work, lack of time, lack of patience or sheer lack of attention to detail.
I can tell you how not to run a restaurant because I have been a huge failure at this. It all started 10 years ago. My family owns a little shophouse in Chinatown which once housed a famous old Cantonese noodle shop called Yick Sang. We didn't own it at the time. It had become a French bistro when we bought it and when that closed down, I started to use the space as my little "clubhouse".