Here’s the manifesto-like mission statement Chambers wrote to whip his employees into a fanatical state of mind about his products:
- Never compromise passion, intensity, time or money.
- Create through deep, considered, actual individual emotion.
- Perfect a balance of technology and the primitive.
- Invest absolute faith.
- Maximize and evolve individual craftsmanship.
- Relish the challenge.
- Persist eternally.
—Adapted from “Chased Out of New Orleans, Confederate is Rising Again,” Phile Patton, New York Times.