What happens when an award-winning author is asked to write an institutional mission statement?

In 2014, as we were putting down some revised operating principles, we asked SFI’s resident Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy (an SFI trustee) to deliver us from this boardroom tragedy and “translate that into English.” He was gracious enough to do so, on his typewriter, of course. 

Here are SFI’s operating principles, Cormac McCarthy-style.

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Read Cormac McCarthy's SFI operating principles (pdf)