Memo by the late Robert Strasser, of Nike

ht @evgimanco

Principles

  1. Our business is change
  2. We’re on offense. All the time.
  3. Perfect results count – not a perfect process.
    Break the rules; fight the law.
  4. This is as much about battle as about business.
  5. Assume nothing.
    Make sure people keep their promises.
    Push yourselves, push others.
    Stretch the possible
  6. Live off the land.
  7. Your job isn’t done until the job is done.
  8. Dangers:
    Bureaucracy
    Personal Ambition
    Energy takers vs. energy givers
    Knowing our weaknesses
    Don’t get too many things on the platter
  9. It won’t be pretty

I believe my favorite is no. 6. I also like the consistent grammar and punctuation (except missing period on no. 1), from an earlier time. I’d love to see the original, presumably typed.

https://twitter.com/evgiamanco/status/1040578234411352064

Also noteworthy is how much no. 3 conflicts with some popular current thinking about best practices. As Ben Hunt (@Epsilon Theory) says, “these principles would be almost uniformly disastrous for a financial advisor.”

 

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