Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times
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Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times

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by Jon M. Huntsman, Glenn Beck
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0137009038

ISBN-13: 9780137009039

Pub. Date: 11/14/2008

Publisher: Pearson FT Press

The nationwide bestseller--fully updated for today’s tough times and worldwide financial crises

“Everyone does it.” Everyone cheats. Cuts corners. Tells lies. Maybe it was different once. Not today. If you want to succeed in this economic climate, you simply have to make compromises. Right?

Wrong. You

Overview

The nationwide bestseller--fully updated for today’s tough times and worldwide financial crises

“Everyone does it.” Everyone cheats. Cuts corners. Tells lies. Maybe it was different once. Not today. If you want to succeed in this economic climate, you simply have to make compromises. Right?

Wrong. You can succeed at the highest levels, without sacrificing the principles that make life worth living. The proof? You’re holding it.

Jon M. Huntsman built a $12 billion company from scratch, the old-fashioned way: with integrity. There were short-term costs and difficult decisions. There were tough times. Times just like today. But ultimately, leading with integrity wasn’t just personally right for Huntsman, it also proved to be the best business strategy.

In Winners Never Cheat, Huntsman tells you how he did it, and how you can, too. This book 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, no matter what you’re up against.

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 book to get you there.

Author royalties from this book go to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation

“The way Jon conducts his business and lives his life will not only inspire you to be a better person, citizen, and entrepreneur, it also will give you hope that the good guys don't finish last.”

Glenn Beck

"Jon Huntsman is a different breed. He believes business is a creative endeavor, similar to a theater production, wherein integrity must be the central character."

Larry King, CNN

"Jon Huntsman's own life and personal values lend credence to his words. He walks his ethical talk."

Neil Cavuto, Fox News

"This book could put me out of business. Nobody would be happier about it than me."

Wayne Reaud, Trial Attorney.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780137009039
Publisher:
Pearson FT Press
Publication date:
11/14/2008
Edition description:
Expanded Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
264,003
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Glenn Beck xvii

Introduction Good Times, Bad Times 1

Circumstances may change but your values shouldn't.

Chapter One Lessons from the Sandbox 11

Everything we need for today's marketplace we learned as kids.

Chapter Two Check Your Moral Compass 25

We know darn well what is right and wrong.

Chapter Three Play by the Rules 39

Compete fiercely and fairly--but no cutting in line.

Chapter Four Setting the Example 53

Risk, responsibility, reliability--the three Rs of leadership.

Chapter Five Keep Your Word 77

It's high time to corral the corporate lawyers.

Chapter Six Why We Cross the Line 95

There are many temptations, but reminders help.

Chapter Seven Pick Advisors Wisely 107

Surround yourself with associates who have the courage to say no.

Chapter Eight Get Mad, Not Even 125

Revenge is unhealthy and unproductive. Learn to move on.

Chapter Nine Graciousness Is Next to Godliness 139

Treat competitors, colleagues, employees, and customers with respect.

Chapter Ten Your Name Is on the Door 157

Operate businesses and organizations as if they're family owned.

Chapter Eleven The Obligation to Give Back 171

Nobody is completely self-made; return the favors and good fortune.

Chapter Twelve The Bottom Line 193

Acceptable values are child's play, not rocket science.

Perspective from Larry King 207

Perspective from Neil Cavuto 215

Perspective from Wayne Reaud 221

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lovetoread94 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed learning about the many different large businesses Huntsman was involved with and how his personal code of ethics was not tarnished as he made his money. He sets a good example for anyone to follow. His personal insight into the Nixon problems was enlightening. Very easy to read and fast. Informative, yet entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An easy to read yet interesting review of the basics...of how to live with our fellow human beings - applied to every day life and more specifically the business world. This is not "new age feel good" but advice for how to live in the 9-5 world. Keep a copy of this book close to you at work. Give one to your children - especially the high school/collage age ones. The wisdom in this book applies to everyone, but might be too late for some who have moved down the path of ethical misconduct. If we would follow the advice in this book, our world would be in great shape.
M_L_Gooch_SPHR More than 1 year ago
Not Up to the Hype, July 9, 2009 By Michael Gooch "Author of Wingtips with Spurs:... (Texas, USA) - See all my reviews This is not a review but rather an opinion. For me, this book contained a plethora of celebrity blurbs, forward, etc. and then didn't deliver near to the expected level. While it shows the author is well connected in high circles this does not always translate to a great book. In fact, some of the celebrities are mentioned in the book thereby paving the way for the blurb. In my mind, that is a little like cheating. At times, I felt I was reading an ode to the author that he had penned himself. When you publicly champion certain virtues and attributes, this gives me the impression that you possess each one. While we know that no one can possibly reach this goal, it therefore becomes an exercise in vainglory. I also found the book too preachy for my liking. It is not a news flash that we should conduct ourselves and our business dealing in a moral fashion. A more helpful book would have been Huntsman's views on what to do with the immoral once they are weighed and measured. There was too little corrective action steps and too much preaching to the choir. For a book that utilizes a large font and is approximately 6" X 5" it is a very quick read. Indeed, several pages are taken up with a single quote. While there is nothing new in this book, I can give it three stars for its value in serving as a reminder to all. While my opinion may sound rather negative, it really isn't. I just feel like people should know what is behind the hype. A five star book of this ilk is Further Up the Organization: How Groups of People Working Together for a Common Purpose Ought to Conduct Themselves for Fun and Profit by Robert Townsend. I hope you find this review helpful. Michael L. Gooch, SPHR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got the sample of this book to see if the writing style and basic philosophy were things that would be understandable, versus just the rsmbling statements of someone with more time and money than common sense. However, I still can't tell you about it, bevause the entire 'sample' is nothing but the publishing info, table of contents, dedication page and foreward. Um, ok, why offer a sample at all? I guess that's why he is wealthy - never give away what you can sell. So, it sounds like it has the potential to be interesting, but he didn't want to share even 2 or 3 pages of the actual writing with potential customers. Good luck on your book, but the sample was completely useless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great little book offering simple, direct guidance about the importance of "doing the right thing", living by the golden rule, that if everyone followed would result in a better world. Should be required reading especially for those wishing to run for President or Congress.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I learned who Jon Huntsman was years ago, watching Glenn Beck on CNN. This gentleman is amazing! Im excited to read this book, as he is such a generous individual but he doesnt want publicity...He is for sure leaving a legacy with his family. I can't wait to see what happens in the next couple of decades.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply amazing,we should all want to be better people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Huntsman is an amazing person and after reading this book I feel compelled to tell as many people as I can about him. Everyone should read this book. His thoughts on leadership, integrity, courage, and fair play are invaluable to the business world and every day life. I will read it over and over again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should be read by all Leader and the ones who want to get a real leader
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Luv2ReadJS More than 1 year ago
It was great to read a book that is truly a "good guys don't finish last" true story. It is a great reminder in this tough business climate to stay on the right track, it is not always easy, but is very worthwhile.
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Wasss up peeps.
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I really thought this book was wonderful and I enjoyed learning. I also felt it was nice to reenforce what I have always learnt was the right thing to do, and the things that stayed the same and the things that was updated and learnt new things also.
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