What I learned from reading Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans by A. J. Baime.
Come see a live show with me and Patrick O'Shaughnessy from Invest Like The Best on October 19th in New York City.
Subscribe to listen to Founders Premium — Subscribers can listen to Ask Me Anything (AMA) episodes and every bonus episode.
[0:01] Racing was the most magnificent marketing tool the industry had ever known.
[2:42] Founders vs Managers
[3:43] Founders Podcasts on Henry Ford: #9, #26, and #80.
[4:29] The passion Enzo Ferrari had for his products
[5:50] The same broad features keep recurring over and over again/ In their detailed appearance these broad features are never twice the same.
[8:09] Steve Jobs on passion.
[12:00] Steve Jobs on building the Macintosh/ Artisans have soul in the game.
[13:05] Enzo Ferrari’s schedule at 58 years old / His early life
[17:08] Ferrari’s 3 principles for winning
[20:20] How Enzo Ferrari started his company / Racing as marketing / Ferrari’s personality and his philosophy on building a business
[24:49] Enzo Ferrari’s extreme level of dedication
[25:48] How Enzo Ferrari described his product
[26:54] How and why the Ford/Ferrari negotiations begin
[35:37] How Enzo Ferrari described the process of building a product
[38:07] The advantage founder led companies have / I made a mistake here. I said Les Miles when I meant Ken Miles. Les Miles is a football coach. Ken Miles is a race car driver.
[42:06] Enzo Ferrari on why he doesn’t have a social life.
[42:57] You don’t understand. When I go in there, if I don’t really and truly believe I am the best in the world, I had better not go in at all.
[49:05] Enzo Ferrari played chess while everyone else was playing checkers.
[52:20] It would be a waste of life to do nothing with one’s ability.
“I have listened to every episode released and look forward to every episode that comes out. The only criticism I would have is that after each podcast I usually want to buy the book because I am interested so my poor wallet suffers. ” — Gareth
Be like Gareth. Buy a book: All the books featured on Founders Podcast