Jon M. Huntsman built a $12 billion company from scratch, the old-fashioned way: with integrity. There were short-term costs. There were moments when it took great courage. But, ultimately, it wasn't just right; it was the best business strategy, too.
In Winners Never Cheat Huntsman tells you how he did it, and how you can, too. This audiobook is about remembering why you work, and why you were chosen to lead. It's about finding the bravery to act on what you know is right and building teams with the same courage. It's about winning. The right way.
Think about the kind of person you want to do business with. Then, be that person and use this audiobook to get you there.
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"In his creative gifts, in his business success, in his great philanthropy, in his human qualities, Jon Huntsman stands in a class all of his own." (Vice President Dick Cheney)
"How timely! How needed it is for one of the finest human beings, industrial leaders, and philanthropists on the planet to compellingly drill down 10 timeless, universal values for business and life." (Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of
Jon Huntsman should run for President of this Country. I am 58 years old and have always been told nice guys finish last. Jon puts that thought to shame. I have a new American Idol.
This is an excellent book on honesty and ethical behavior. The message is simple and clear - do what is right. If you start to rationalize your decision (e.g., it was a verbal agreement; they know it's not an obligation until a contract is signed), you know you're going against your values but trying to justify it. The author follows this simple ideology and demonstrates that you can be both honest and successful. You don't have to pay bribes to create a billion dollar company. You don't have to have lots lawyers to draw up complicated contracts so each company can protect itself from other's unscrupulous behavior. The author Jon Huntsman Sr. gives many stories about winning without cheating.
Family, charity and business all require high level of ethics in order to truly be successful and Jon reminds us of this as he walks us through the ups and downs of his life.
Probably not. If someone really wants to read/listen, they should get this from the library.
Not sure it is fixable since it is autobiographical.
Nothing that I can think of.
There were a few either novel or interesting points.
The analogies were certainly dated and most not that compelling. For a person that prided himself for fairness, it is interesting that Mr. Huntsman choose to name so many names and cast others in a negative light. The streams of platitudes got tiresome for me. While I'm sure Mr. Huntsman is as great as he and others think he is, his story is probably better captured in an article or chapter and not as the subject for an entire book.
It ranks among the tops ones. It has encouraged me to give out more and more, I also made a list of things while listening to the last chapter, and then packed them to give them away for those more in need than I am.
I would compare the religious scriptures to this book, as the morals taught in this book are as high as those that are taught by the holiest of books.
I would have to take my time with this book, it requires one to pause and think and then take some action over what has been said. It is a good book for teenagers, students, parents, teachers, professionals, and those who are wondering what to do what the things they have, or how to reduce the clutter around them, and how to attain more peace and spirituality.
This is the first author that I have heard who holds all religions in equal esteem and regards, and I thank him for that.
Jed M. Merrill
Strongly recommend both print and audio. This is not a book you read only once or that you keep to yourself.
Jon M. Huntsman is a corporate hero. If all CEO's were like Jon, no one could ever criticize capitalism.
Stow speaks from the heart, reflecting Jon well.
"A handshake should always be as binding as a signed legal document." ~ Jon Huntsman
Read this book! Listen to it! Read it again! Give it away! Create a corporate culture and family culture that reflects the principles in this book. This book receives my highest recommendation. How can I give more than five stars?
I had heard about Jon Huntsman, but never knew much about him. This was a great story about his life and the work he has done in his life.
I would compare this to "How to win friends and Influence People." This book relates the way to carry yourself in business and life. Talks about how to stay true to yourself and your knowledge of right and wrong and how this will influence your life for the better.
How Jon was awarded a scholarship to go to school.
Mr. Huntsman clearly is a good man. Our country needs more like him.
refreshing view on business.
Faith in Humanity
Clear voice and intonation.
Business isn't all bad (I knew that but couldn't point to a role model).
This book is written like a list of all the good choices Jon Huntsman has ever made. Although full of many truisms, the book was very boring and hard to get through. I could not tell who his intended audience was. If he is writing to people who already live these standards the book is just a nice review...yep it pays to live an honest life. If he is writing to his peers-modern day business men, his tone is often condescending. If he is writing to young people it is very dry, boring, and reads like a lecture.
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