At the behest of the one and only BONNIE BARCLAY, who knows more about marketing than most of us can ever pick up….a retelling of an event that shaped a great company and should be at the heart of them all:
My dad told me how to run a company…back when I was a teenager he took me to his office on a Sunday afternoon. He was a partner in a large general contracting firm. The whole back lot was full of massive equipment, and even a paving machine (they owned one of the first in the country). He asked what I saw and I said “your company”. He put his pipe back in his mouth and said “come inside”. Once there, on the floor where he had the corner office, he asked what I saw again, and I saw desks and offices and typewriters…none of which was the right answer. He said “every chair you see…each one…that’s where people sit. Everything else is just hardware. It’s people that make this work and without them, all you have is a lot of junk nobody knows how to use.”
Well Dunne! John Dunne. So glad you aren’t alive today because what is happening would kill you.
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