Winners Never Cheat, Go Ducks!
January 10, 2011
Our suggested reading for Cam Newton, the SEC and the NCAA: Winners Never Cheat by Jon M. Huntsman.
Being morally right makes might – in more ways than you might think! 2009-04-29Many 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.