Category Archives: the tiger mike memos

"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;
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2743822/TigerMikeMemos-very-funny

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;

Links!

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’