"If you walk onboard a ship and the brass is polished, the guns will shoot straight..."
Gordon Binder, for example, the former CEO of Amgen, credits his time in the navy with learning the importance of values and vision. As he told us, “if you walk on board a ship and the brass is polished, the guns will shoot straight . . . Walk on a ship where the brass is dirty, and that’s a ship where we have to check the guns.”