Develop a reputation for hard work and honesty… Don’t do anything that is ethically questionable. You will lose more than you could ever gain.
Phil Beuth – Limping on Water
I have been blessed to have a number of people in my life who have supported me on many levels. One of those very special people is a gentleman named Phil Beuth. As President of ABC Late Night, Phil gave me my first job in network television. He also was the first non-family member to help support Between the Lines and did so at such a crucial time that without him there would be no show. He also did it without expecting anything in return.
That is just a small taste of the great things Phil Beuth has done for others. He was a pioneer in fundraising for the fight against AIDS, organizing the first television special-telethon that raised money and awareness for this previously closeted disease.
As the first employee of Capital Cities, the former owners of ABC Television, Phil helped grow what many consider the best managed company of the 20th century.
In fact, at the upcoming Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting later this month, legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, not only praises Phil’s book, Limping on Water, but ordered hundreds of copies so it would be available to his shareholders when they meet in Omaha, Nebraska on April 30th.
Hire the best people, pay them well, never have more people than necessary, give them equity and autonomy in an ethical company and leave them alone.
–Limping on Water–
Phil was born with cerebral palsy, thus the title for his book, but could not let something like that stop him. In our conversation, airing on our PBS stations this week, you will meet this wonderful man, see how a company can succeed when its main focus is integrity and how when you apply the lessons from Phil’s book you too will reap the benefits in your work and your life.
Enjoy and have a great week,
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