Words from a Father

Husband of One, Father of Four

Month: June, 2014

509. Five Attributes of a Great Chef, from the film “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”

“A great chef has five attributes.

1. They take their work very seriously, and consistently perform at the highest level.

2. They aspire to improve their skills.

3. Cleanliness: If the restaurant doesn’t feel clean, the food isn’t going to taste good.

4. Impatience: They are better leaders than collaborators.

5. A great chef is passionate.

Jiro has all five of these attributes. He’s a perfectionist.”

—From the film “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”

508. Reputation

Don’t let short-term choices ruin your long-term reputation.

507. Quote: Elie Wiesel on Editing, from “The Oath”

“My father loved to write, erase, erase some more, condense twenty words into a single word or preferably into a comma.”

—Elie Wiesel’s character Azriel, from “The Oath”

506. Harley

Only acknowledge them if they’re riding a Harley.

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