International Businessman Credo
An International Businessman understands that: Perseverance, Preparation, and Professionalism, Produce Profits and Progress. The Road to acquiring the aforementioned Assets takes Dedication, Desire, and Discipline. This, not for just “Making a Buck”, but for enjoying the Challenges, Honing one’s Abilities, Leaping the Hurdles, and Humbly Succeeding without sophomoric Mass Media Adulation.
One thing that has been made abundantly clear from all of Our Years of Commercial Exposure: An International Businessman is not just a “Fellow with Abundant Financial Resources” [perhaps acquired by Guile, Inheritance, Larceny, Luck, or ‘rarely’ Talent]; but more of “A Soaring Eagle” who understands ‘The Rules of Flight’, ‘The History of Soaring High’, ‘The Frailties of Feeble Behavior’ and, most importantly perhaps, ‘The Powers of “Mother Nature”’. The International Businessman, while trying to become a “Soaring Eagle” has experienced being blinded by the Sunlight and at times severely chilled by the cold atmosphere. ‘Negative’ Real Life Experiences have not weakened him, but made him stronger.
We have been asked for Decades: “How does one become an ‘International Businessman’?”; “Can you teach me the Business ‘Ropes’ so I can become ‘Global’?”; “Is there a “Quick Way’ to Success?”, “Can I, as a Female, become an International ‘Businessman’?”; “Is it possible to acquire Money and Power Legitimately?” To these questions, we can provide the following response: “If One is Singularly Dedicated to becoming an ‘International Businessman”, All Things are Possible”.
One very important element that must be understood by all, regarding this “Mount Everest” Challenge is “One MUST Fly Straight” i.e., “Be your Word”, “Say what you Mean and Mean what you Say”, and, ‘Never Be A Crook’. These simple admonitions are very hard for many people to follow. If one does chose to follow these precepts he or she may succeed. But the path to Success as an International Businessman is a Rocky Road at best. “Tenacity Triumphs” for those who endure the hardships.
Mass Media adulation of some Mutual Fund Operators, Internet Relationship Site Distributors, or even Motion Picture Producers may lead the uninformed to think these persons are ‘International Businessmen’; NOT A CHANCE. One of their many possible shortcomings is that they have merely collected ‘Other People’s Money’ (OPM) and are using it to do whatever. They are hardly of the level of former International Businessmen such as: George Franklin Getty (Getty Oil), Aristotle Onassis (Olympic Maritime), and Soichiro Honda (Honda Automobiles), for example. Each of the aforementioned understood both the “Culture” and “Fundamentals” of International Business. Over time, the Gentlemen all enjoyed the “Status” of International Businessmen; they “Soared with the other few Eagles” from Continent to Continent. Each of the aforementioned Gentlemen, one can surmise, “Took their Lickings, and kept on Ticking”; such is International Business.
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