When my son was looking at business colleges, we had the pleasure of talking to the chairman of one of the programs after he gave a talk about business ethics classes. While the university requires that all business students attend ethics classes, he thought that the need for them was limited. He said that if you don’t act ethically in business, you will not last in business. The word about your character gets out and people will not deal with you.
A few months ago I heard Jon M. Huntsman interviewed on the radio and was impressed by his stories. Mr. Huntsman is a businessman. Huntsman Corporation, started in 1970, was the world’s largest privately held chemical company in 2000. The company went public in 2005. Larry King described Mr. Huntsman as the “most remarkable billionaire most America has never heard of.”
Winners Never Cheat is not about Jon Huntsman’s business exploits, but more about his integrity. The books subtitle “Everyday Values We Learned as Children (But May Have Forgotten)” explains it all. The book is not very long at 185 pages and it left me wanting more. Not that it is lacking, but I wanted to hear more about his experiences. It is an insightful and entertaining book.
Do yourself a favor and buy this book today!
Note: Mr. Huntsman has revised and updated this book in 2008. I have not read the updated version yet, but I added it to my Amazon wish list.