"There will be no more birthday celebrations, birthday cakes, levity, or celebrations of any kind within the office…" The ‘Tiger Mike’ Memos (1970s)

You can read them here;

where you get the inter-company memo wisdom of Edward Mike Davis, The Big Boss of Tiger Oil, Houston. A real charmer, judging by how he chose to address his workforce – take this one as an example;

“Do not speak to me when you see me. If I want to speak to you, I will do so. I want to save my throat. I don’t want to ruin it by saying hello to all of you sons-of-bitches”

As amazing as his memos are, his life (as you might expect) is not short of colour – check out the links below for some sterling investigative work;


http://www.epmag.com/Magazine/2009/6/item38723.php – In search of Edward Mike Davis
http://www.epmag.com/WebOnly2009/item41500.php – Follow up on the original article in EPmag

http://www.houstonpress.com/2008-09-04/news/that-70s-show-memos-reveal-what-the-oil-bidness-was-like – Houston press article on Tiger Oil and Tiger Mike

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2008/08/crazy_oil_memos_executive.php – Further thoughts from the Houston press site on ‘Tiger Mike’

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