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The J-BAR-H 15 Commandments of Business

J-BAR-H 15 Commandments of Business

  1. Build around your strengths, manage around your weaknesses.
  2. Failure to plan on your part does not constitute a crisis to those around you.
  3. Always make sure you know who has the power before acting.
  4. A deal isn’t a deal until it is a deal; and a deal is not a deal until the contract is signed and the check has cleared.
  5. Never let the sun go down on a people problem.
  6. If it weren’t for the last minute nothing would get done.
  7. Good contracts and good policies make for good customers.
  8. Failure is not in getting knocked down, but in not getting back up.
  9. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are correct.
  10. Anything the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.
  11. Know what you are good at, be an expert in it, be known for it and do it unashamedly. Don’t try and be everything to everyone because you end up being nothing to no-one.
  12. A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it is written on. (Sam Goldwyn)
  13. Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats. (Howard Aiken)
  14. The most meticulously devised plans are obsolete the moment they are implemented.
  15. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.  Work smarter not harder.