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
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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.
"Simple message to do what is right"
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.
"Top Five Business Book for CEO's"
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?
"Ethic is the key to success"
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.
A great book to explain great thing in a simple manner. One of the very few short books to remind the large purpose and deep value of life. While it is all about values, it is also about what it takes to be a successful leader. Happy that I got a chance to read this.
This book is very enjoyable. I listened to it at a time when I was losing touch with my value system and it reaffirmed that which I used to uphold so strongly. I recommend this for anyone who participates in any level of today's business world. I plan on listening to it again and encouraging my friends and close business associates to listen to it as well.
"One of the best books on Leadership and Integrity"
Great book with life lessons on leadership and integrity and how to keep focus on the long term and never settling on basic principles of life. Must read.
"A bit disappointing"
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.
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.
"Good Clean View that we all need to hear."
Mr. Huntsman clearly is a good man. Our country needs more like him.
refreshing view on business.
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