Be The Wolf

A look at what designers can learn from Pulp Fiction’s Winston Wolfe

Jon Yablonski
Oct 8, 2017 · 7 min read
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The Wolf in action

Be reliable

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The Wolf always is on time

Assess the situation

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The Wolf assessing the situation in the car, which shortly before was the scene of an accident

Stay calm, cool, and collected

Take notes

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The Wolf taking referring to his notes, which he made upon being briefed on the situation

Delegate if needed

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Vincent and Jules cleaning the car

Prioritize

Give clear direction

Be firm

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The Wolf responding to Vincent’s need for self-preservation

If I’m curt with you it’s because time is a factor. I think fast, I talk fast, and I need you guys to act fast if you wanna get outta this. So pretty please, with sugar on top, clean the fucking car.

Be empathetic

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The Wolf compensating Jimmie on behalf of ‘Uncle Marcellus’ for his best linen

The Wolf Checklist


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Jon Yablonski

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Multidisciplinary designer, speaker, writer, and digital creator based in Detroit • Senior Product Designer at General Motors • https://jonyablonski.com/

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Multidisciplinary designer, speaker, writer, and digital creator based in Detroit • Senior Product Designer at General Motors • https://jonyablonski.com/

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