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How Ben Franklin Can Help Your Business

By October 5, 2012June 26th, 2021Technology News

Though Ben wasn’t a businessman all of the time, and he certainly didn’t consider it his profession, he always had a lot to say about business and its practices. Consider these quotes and associated tips to see if they may help you out today.

Be Sincere

Benjamin once said that we should “Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.” This advice still applies today, but it can be summed up in fewer words: be honest, thoughtful, and considerate. Don’t find ways to do people harm, and don’t blame everyone else for things that are happening to you. Only criticize when it’s productive and constructive. Above all, give everyone else the benefit of the doubt when possible. Sincerity will gain you respect, and it’s that simple. If you’re looking to improve relationships with your friends, family, and clients, show them that you can be trusted. You’ll become more productive, of course, because your relationships will be better off – and in the long run, that’s likely to bring you success. Not to mention that you’ll likely feel better about yourself and sleep more soundly at night.

Justice

“Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.” Regardless of what people think justice means today, Benjamin has his own ideas about the concept. In his book, it meant integrity, responsibility, and fairness. Basically, this means you should keep your word, be dependable, and do what you know is your part of the greater puzzle. Besides those three things, make sure you always stay accountable for your actions – no one wants to ever be on a team that has members that don’t keep up with their own responsibilities and only have excuses to show for it. When you follow through with what you said you were going to follow through on, you often get more done, too – and faster.

 

Jason Manteiga

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.

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