Ten Bullets

Orientation video for Tom Sachs Studio

🌱 2022-07-12

I: Work To Code: Or, Creativity is the Enemy

  • Trust the system in place
  • Inventions must happen within existing vocab
  • Stick to what has been defined for you to do

II: Sacred Space

  • Respect of the work space is essential
  • Personal items should be put on hooks are discretely stowed away
  • Do not become distracted by work of others unless instructed to do so
  • All respect should be given to a worker completing a task

III : B.O.T - Be On Time - Come Prepared and Commit yourself Entirely

  • On the clock mentality that carries to all things. Not just being punctual
  • Your present task is your highest priority. It must command your focus
  • B.O.T means you care for yourself mentally and physically so that you are well prepared for work

IV: Be Thorough

  • Thoroughness means paying attention to tasks that come before and after what you do. (Always carry pen and paper to make notes of TODOs)

V: I Understand

  • For effective execution, SAY that you understand [1]

VI: Sent does not mean Received


  • Keep a prioritized list at all times
  • Carry this list at all times
  • Your list is your future and your past

VII: Always Be Knolling

  • Scan environment, put away things you don’t need.

  • Knoll

IX: Sacrifice to Leatherface

X: Persistance

“Nothing in the world can take place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” Ray Kroc, Founder of Mc’Donalds.

  1. I read this thing in atomic habits and it has stuck with me since. In Tokyo metro, train conductors, drivers and station staff play an important role in the safe and efficient operation of the lines; a key aspect of which is the variety of physical gestures and vocal calls that they perform while undertaking their duties. Shisa kanko, pointing-and-calling works on the principle of associating one’s tasks with physical movements and vocalizations to prevent errors. source ↩︎

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