11 ‘Rules For Success’ Given To An Apple Employee On His 1st Day


Short Bytes: Huxley Dunsany, a former Apple solutions consultant, has recently shared Apple’s 11 “Rules for Success” which written on the back of his employee badge. These rules were given by John Brandon, the vice president of sales in the US and Pacific for Apple. These rules talked about being professional, making the most of the future, listening to the customer, etc.

The definition of success is pretty abstract and a couple of similar lines can’t be applied to every scenario. However, there are some widely accepted norms that one can follow and gain a little bit of inspiration.

Earlier this week, a former Apple employee, named Huxley Dunsany, submitted a picture of the back of his old employee card, which was given to him when he was hired by Apple in 2004, on Reddit. “I left Apple years ago, but these really stuck with me ever since,” he wrote.

Before sharing these golden Rules of Success, let me tell you that the name JB on the card refers to John “JB” Brandon, who was a vice president of sales in the US and Pacific for Apple, according to CNBC.

Apple’s 11 Rules of Success

  1. Let go of the old, make the most of the future
  2. Always tell the truth, we want to hear the bad news sooner than later
  3. The highest level of integrity is expected, when in doubt, ask
  4. Learn to be a good businessperson, not just a good salesperson
  5. Everyone sweeps the floor
  6. Be professional in your style, speech, and follow-up
  7. Listen to the customer, they almost always get it
  8. Create win/win relationships with our partners
  9. Look out for each other, sharing information is a good thing
  10. Don’t take yourself too seriously
  11. Have fun, otherwise, it’s not worth it

Talking about John “JB” Brandon, who wrote these rules, Dunsany says that he was a great guy despite his lofty position. “He really seemed to live by these rules and made the whole organization feel like something really special, even when Apple was still climbing out of ‘beleaguered’ status,” Dunsany wrote on Reddit.

Out of these 11 rules for success, which one is your favorite? Don’t forget to share your views with us.

Also Read: 4 Tips For Landing Your Dream Job From A Googler Who Interned At Facebook And Apple
Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

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