When he talked, people listened, including Warren Buffett. For he was very wise and successful in business and life.
And he was a mentor and beloved by many of his employees, especially Roberto and Muhtar.
He was all about his family, his employees, his community, and his alma mater.
And he was regarded as the Protector of the BRAND.
However, he made a mistake… So, they wrote letters to “THE SUPREME IDIOT”
He listened to his customers, even the one who addressed him as the Supreme Idiot.
The Wise learn from their mistake(s)…
He would use the word “love” of his players.
But, he was very gruff and tough. Beyond tough. A Stone-cold Leader. One of the 7 blocks of granite.
He demanded the best of each individual. He would do whatever it took to get his team to win.
The Commanding Leader
“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-victorious.”
He can make you cry or get you very angry.
He is tough.
He is exacting.
He is very smart.
He knows his business.
He knows people.
He knows value.
Bottom Line: He is good business.
He tells as he sees it.
He is very observant.
And he will get everybodies’ butt moving, whether they like it or not.
How low could he go?
He lived in his car for months, “on Interstate 5, slept in the back seat, with my Jack Daniels.”
How high can it go — more than 2K, most definitely!