Assignment 24167

Brian,
My parents always told me about the selection of my friends, so I agree with your point of exposure to certain people.
In terms of conditioning, military rules dictate conduct, and
determine when to wear certain gear. Military jargon is also something
to consider as it can be specific to a branch of military service. Long
term service can definitely shape personality like you
mentioned. Corporate cultures are changing for certain industries. For
example, Apple and Google’s CEOs would probably wear jeans and a polo to
work because that’s the type of work environment they want to sustain.

Apple: http://www.apple.com/pr/bios/tim-cook.html
Google: https://www.google.com/about/company/
In contrast, IBM fits your example of the suit type environment and that type of conditioning.
IBM: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/biographies/executive.wss
<<>>Authored by: Brian MendesAuthored on: Nov 5, 2016 8:56 AMSubject: week 11
I think that this is extremely accurate. Ultimately who you are
around; the type of people, career, living situation, all of this is
going to influence you as a person. Here’s an example; men, and women in
the military have all been conditioned to appear a certain way, act a
certain way, speak a certain way. They are a representation of our
United States government, and I’m sure we’ve all heard the comment of,
“I could tell he’s military”. The same goes for a business man. A CEO of
a multi-billion dollar company won’t be seen coming into work in jeans,
and a polo shirt. He will be in a suit, clearly spoken, and the people
around him will mirror this because they are a reflection of him. I’ve
often heard people say, “oh it doesn’t matter who I hang out with; they
don’t have anything to do with who I am”. I’m sure we’ve all heard the
saying, tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are”.
You are a product of who you surround yourself; people will argue mostly
because they’re in denial, and they want to make excuses to justify
their own beliefs. Personally I believe this is something extremely
important for everyone to be aware of because this can be a key factor
in influencing someone’s future.