International Businessman Credo

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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☆ There Are No Long Term Secrets

News Analysis: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton allegedly told former U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner that he should get Mr. Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs C.E.O., into an alley and “Slit his throat”. Such a reprehensible comment by the former U.S. President shows an obvious ignorance of the fact “There are No Long Term Secrets”. What one says or does in today’s world will become public knowledge eventually. Despicable comments by U.S. Presidents will be noted even sooner than that.

If such a comment had been made by Mr. Blankfein about Mr. Clinton, even in jest, the U.S. Secret Service would have interrogated him and the U.S. Attorney General might file charges against the vocal aggressor. 

It is interesting to note that other world leaders, past or present, such as Mr. Hu Jintao or Chinese President Xi Jinping, are far too wise to indulge in naïve hostile rhetoric aimed at a world business leader such as Mr. Blankfein. To think of German Chancellor Angela Merkel making such a pronouncement would be unbelievable. Such able World Leaders and International Businessmen know that if there is one universal enduring truth in Global Commerce or Government it is: “There Are No Long Term Secrets”.

The alleged comment by the present resider in the U.S. White House, as stated by unidentified members of his staff, “I am good at killing people”, as has been reported in the news, also displays a naivety of gigantic proportions about his view of his ordering  drone attacks on civilians in the Middle East. 

Perhaps Presidents of the United States should study the Chinese Culture and gain some of its wisdom, from thousands of years of its existence. Then they might understand why Mr. Xi and  Premier Li Keqiang think positive thoughts and deeds (so that their “Good” which goes around, comes around and prospers their country).

As for legitimately aggrieved Mr. Blankfein, we will continue to wish him the best now and into the future. He is a man who has been unreasonably besmirched by a lesser individual. As the adage goes: “Just consider the source”.