Summary of Winners Never Cheat

Everyday Values We Learned As Children (But May Have Forgotten)

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Winners Never Cheat book summary
Kindergarten values – share, don't cheat, tell the truth – can make you a business leader. Now, go play well with others.


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No matter what business you’re in, these principles apply to your work and your life. None of them are new - honor, fairness, honesty and respect are as old as time - but this is a refresher course that reinforces what you already know about morality and ethics. Author and successful business leader Jon M. Huntsman can cite himself as living proof that you don’t need to compromise your core values to become a success - or even a billionaire. If you’re a leader or aspire to be a leader in any field, this quick read is well worth your time. getAbstract recommends it to help you focus on values that the modern world often tramples. The message is sweet, simple and clear: stick to your beliefs staunchly, even if it costs you in the short term, because character, integrity and long-term results are what really count.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the values you learned as a child still apply to the business world today;
  • Why you don’t have to compromise your values to succeed financially;
  • What makes a real leader; and
  • Why it is important to give something back to society.


Think Like a Child
When you were a child, you learned simple values such as play fair, be tough, give it all you’ve got, don’t cheat, share, tell the truth and keep your word. Continuing to live by those values, especially in business, will serve you well as an adult. Despite changes in...
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About the Author

Jon M. Huntsman is founder and chairman of Huntsman Corporation. His foundation supports the Huntsman Cancer Institute. He served as a special assistant to President Richard Nixon and is a board member of many organizations and corporations. He chairs the Board of Overseers for the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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