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Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times, New and Expanded Edition
The nationwide bestseller--fully updated for todayâ€s tough times and worldwide financial crises Â
â€śEveryone does it.â€ť 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? Youâ€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 wasnâ€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. Itâ€s about finding the bravery to act on what you know is right, no matter what youâ€re up against.
Itâ€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
â€śThe 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.â€ť
"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.
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65 of 70 found the following review helpful:
Honesty & Integrity is the Winning FormulaSep 03, 2009
By Larry Underwood
"Author - St Louis Cardinals IQ - The Ultimate Test of True Fandom"
Jon M Huntsman is a humble & self effacing man who quietly goes about his business; and business is good. He's a self-made billionaire who knows that success is attainable through hard work, determination, and of course; through honesty, integrity and generosity.
This book captures Huntsman's vision of setting good examples for the rest of society, by consistently doing the right things. This is a man who builds trust through his actions, and helps those less fortunate with his contributions of time and money. In his mind, whatever success he's attained is irrelevent to the big picture; and that's making our planet a better place to inhabit.
I'm sure all of us, from time to time, have witnessed actions of people we once trusted that made us think otherwise; whether it be shaving a stroke off their golf game to avoid losing a few bucks, double crossing us on a business deal, or worse, sabotaging a career. Once the trust has been destroyed, everything else collapses with it.
Huntsman, on the other hand, with his remarkable philosophy on life, is a shining example that successful people are measured more by their basic core values as human beings, than their net worth. Some, if they're really good; possess the ability to do it all.
Huntsman clearly fits that bill; and we're all just a little bit better off because of it. This is a great book, written by a truly great man.
56 of 62 found the following review helpful:
Good book, just not enoughApr 25, 2009
By T. R. Turton
After seeing Jon Huntsman on The Glenn Beck show, I knew I wanted to read this book and find out more about the man and his philosophy. I feel the book was worth the purchase price (especially because he donates the profits from the book), but I was a bit disappointed. I guess I expected more details regarding his life growing up and what shaped him. There were snippets, but not anywhere near enough. Also expected more details of his dealings in business, the ups and downs and how his values, honesty, and ethics carried him through. There were definitely a few examples, but if you've seen him on Glenn Beck, you've heard most of them probably.
Really wanted to be able to give this 5 stars, and I would give Mr Huntsman 5 stars for his standards in life.
27 of 30 found the following review helpful:
Ethics at its finest!Mar 20, 2009
By D. Murawski
What a refreshing view of ethical business practices by one of the most down-to-earth men to ever be successful. Jon Huntsman is an inspirational figure who practices the basic human skill and desribes how we are born with these "sandbox" skills and ethical behaviors. Corporate America, WAKE UP!
11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Some nice insight, good messages, not a great book, but worth readingNov 30, 2010
By Jeff Robinson
While I agree with the main messages of the book, I found the first two chapters very preachy--authoritative-sounding declarations of right and wrong with no stories from his vast experiences to back them up. Right when I was about to stop reading, it started getting a little better. In chapter 3, he starts opening up a little more with stories from his own life. That is where I believe the true value of the book lies. In the end, I was satisfied that I got to know the author a little better, and I appreciated the messages he tried to promote in the book--integrity, ethics, morality, graciousness, philanthropy, pride of work, etc.
I also appreciated his explaining of the difference between playing hard ball in negotiations vs. integrity in negotiations. It's not necessarily about nice guys vs. mean guys. It's about operating with integrity and ethical behavior.
Like Huntsman, I have seen a lot of people who lack integrity and trustworthiness in business. It is refreshing to see successful people promoting honesty and integrity.
In the end I was glad I read the book, and I got value from reading it.
20 of 23 found the following review helpful:
Being morally right makes might - in more ways than you might think!Apr 29, 2009
By Rebecca Clement
"Publisher, Soundview Executive Book Summaries"
Many ethics courses taught at business and law schools across the country for the past decade or so have focused on the idea of "situational ethics" - a Machiavellian concept that supports no objective "right or wrong" only contextual circumstances that define "right and wrong" for a specific moment in time. While that may be interesting for theoretical discussions, it has little place in the real world and business leader Jon M. Huntsman would agree. In his breakthrough book titled - "Winners Never Cheat" - Huntsman point blank states that there are overriding moral principles that need to guide our work and lives. Huntsman is chairman and founder of the largest privately held chemical company in the world. He writes that he built his career and fortune on ethical principles including accountability; integrity; addressing the needs of others; honor; sacrifice; personal responsibility and teamwork. Soundview highly recommends this book because Huntsman provides many examples where he personally made difficult, moral decisions that (he argues) always turn out to be the right decision in the long run. Every organization would be well served by reading this book and putting it into practice.
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