No one picked up their phone in 3 hours. Not once.

No one picked up their phone in 3 hours. Not once.

How often does that happen?

Some context.

Last night a group of us had dinner with a 86 year old legend.

In his day, Butler to the highest office in the land.

He started a butler school to train the next generation while still doing his day job.

He still runs it today.

And with each story told, some wisdom imparted.

“Do it right from the start, and you will do it right for 40 years.”

“Every job has something you don’t like doing. No matter how much you love it”

“Teapot to kettle. Not kettle to teapot. Don’t lose heat.”

We sat there and just listened.

Normally, I write notes on my phone.

But not last night.

I didn’t want him to think that I wasn’t giving him all my attention.


David Hieatt

David Hieatt

Bankrupt at 16. Thrown out of college at 18. Joined Saatchi + Saatchi at 21. Started howies in 1995. Sold it to Timberland. Left. Started The Do Lectures. Started Hiut Denim Co.

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Busy doesn’t work. Do this instead.