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12 June 2006


John Cooke

Penultimate. Great word, Ben. I had to look that one up. I liked your comments about entrepreneurship and how you tied them back to the wording in the ten principles. I wanted to add how important connection to Vision is to entrepreneurship. Sometimes, in a company the size of Koch Industries, it can be easy to lose that connection and get lost in how my role actually contributes to the bottom line of billions of dollars of revenue. Without having a clear understanding of our specific company and group Vision it would be very difficult to maintain the initiative/focus/sense of urgency that is necessary to succeed at Koch (or any company). I believe that a principled entrepreneur should internalize these individual Visions and when their role no longer contributes to them, should begin asking questions of their supervisor and preparing for the next opportunity. Does anybody else agree?

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