Ten Tips for Success in Business

Howard Jonas is a leader in the telecommunications industry and the founder of IDT Corp. – The following is a list of quotations on successful business strategies and ideologies from his autobiography On a Roll.

From hot dog stand owner to internet superpower – Howard Jonas has truly realized the “American Dream” and continues to be a leader and innovator in the Telecommunications industry. Listed below are ten quotes from autobiography about leadership, business ethics and success.

  1. If you have an idea, don’t over-prepare, just go for it.
  2. In business if you don’t innovate, you’re dead.
  3. Include as many people as possible in the company’s decision-making process and listen to what everyone who advises you has to say.
  4. Employees put much more of their heart, soul and creativity into a company when they’re given a lot of independence and know their contributions are valued.
  5. Test before you spend.

From hot dog stand owner to internet superpower – Howard Jonas has truly realized the “American Dream” and continues to be a leader and innovator in the Telecommunications industry. Listed below are ten quotes from autobiography about leadership, business ethics and success.

  1. If you have an idea, don’t over-prepare, just go for it.

  2. In business if you don’t innovate, you’re dead.

  3. Include as many people as possible in the company’s decision-making process and listen to what everyone who advises you has to say.

  4. Employees put much more of their heart, soul and creativity into a company when they’re given a lot of independence and know their contributions are valued.

  5. Test before you spend.

  6. You need to surround yourself with a cadre of highly competent, highly trusted, highly motivated managers with an equity position to whom the business’s success matters as much as it does to you.

  7. You may not be able to immediately calculate the value of a relationship, an employee, or a potential referral, but they’re part of your wealth, just as surely as money in the bank.

  8. There is simply no substitute for being close to the market.

  9. A key to success is not always having dozens of ideas, but always exploiting the few truly good ones you do have in every place they can be applied.

  10. Visionary leaders do not micromanage and take over their managers’ jobs. What they do is let everyone know that the company has a clear direction and see that it moves that way.

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