I'm always reminded of Bob Holtzer when I see a wrapped cucumber.
In the 90 ninety's I was selling plastic and I took Bob Holzer our director Asia-Pacific out to a vegetable packing plant.
We didn't sell cucumber wrap but Bob was trying to work out whether we wanted to. It was a low end product and I was saying that this customer was buying it for very low prices.
Bob asked me "how low?" and then I think I said $4 per kilo. Bob said "no it wouldn't be as low as $4 a kilo".
He could've said "you're crazy, the resin price is $4.50 - these guys wouldn't be buying finished rollstock at $4!"
But Bob allowed me my dignity. And as the years go on I realise he taught me something about manufacturing, and something about managing people - on that day.