Walter P. Chrysler believed in knowing, and experiencing every aspect of business and instructed his son, Walter Junior on how to manage the Chrysler Building with sound advice, "Get down in the basement and learn what the other fellows got to do. Go and scrub a few floors. Clean some offices. That way you can begin to see through the glasses of other people as well as your own." —Walter P. Chrysler, "Life of an American Workman"