The rules according to JS:
1. Always have an escape plan.
2. Be aware of your surroundings.
3. Assumptions are the mother of all screw-ups.
4. Always have a backup plan.
5. Never get caught.
6. Keep your mouth shut.
7. KISS: Keep it simple, stupid.
8. Simple and light equals freedom, agility and mobility.
9. Plan, execute and vanish.
10. You don’t have to like it- you just have to do it.
11. Always invest in quality stuff.
12. Trust your gut.
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