A special ‘thank you’ to David, one of our valued readers and contributors, who brought the following to my attention.
When he died at age 89, after four decades on Wall Street, legendary investment banker Richard Jenrette left 24 rules for being successful in life and business behind.
I think they’re timeless, and worth sharing. Here they are:
- Stay in the game. That’s often all you need to do. Stick around. Don’t be a quitter.
- Don’t burn bridges (behind you.)
- Life has no blessing like a good friend.
- Try to be nice and say ‘thank you’ a lot.
- Stay informed…keep learning.
- Study…stay informed.
- Cultivate friends of all ages…especially younger.
- Run scared…over-prepare.
- Be proud, but not conceited. Know your own worth.
- Turn problems into opportunities.
- Present yourself well.
- Be open to change.
- Have some fun…but not all the time!
- Be on the side of the angels. Wear the white hat.
- Have a fall-back position.
- Learn a foreign language.
- Travel a lot.
- Don’t criticize someone in front of others.
- Don’t forget to praise a job well done.
- Don’t be a poor loser.
- It helps to have someone who loves you
- Keep your standards high in all you do.
- Look for the big picture, but don’t forget the details.
Thanks again, David. Much appreciated.