Pick Your Advisors Well: Do They Have the Courage to Tell You No?

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Pearson Education, Feb 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 9 pages

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

This Element is an excerpt from Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times (ISBN: 9780137009039) by Jon M. Huntsman. Available in print and digital formats.

How to surround yourself with the best people: those who share your values, will stand by you, and will partner with you to achieve greatness.

If you don’t know something, find people who do. I have around me wonderful men and women of talent, skill, energy, virtue, and promise. They know that Huntsman team membership requires the following: adherence to proper values, loyalty to the company and CEO, and competence. In sum, I look for ethical, loyal, talented associates. Finding talent is the easy part….

 

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Jon M. Huntsman is chairman and founder of Huntsman Corporation. He started the firm with his brother Blaine in 1970. By 2000, it had become the world's largest privately held chemical company and America's biggest family owned and operated business, with more than $12 billion in annual revenues before going public in early 2005. He was a special assistant to the president in the Nixon White House, was the first American to own controlling interest of a business in the former Soviet Union, and is the chairman of the Board of Overseers for Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater. Mr. Huntsman also served on the boards of numerous major public corporations and organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross. The Huntsman businesses fund the foundation that is the primary underwriter for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, a leader in the prevention, early diagnosis, and humane treatment of cancer.

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