T. Boone Pickens: Don’t point fingers

by on
in Best-Practices Leadership,Leaders & Managers

Asked for the best advice he ever got, business magnate and financier T. Boone Pickens credits his grandma with counseling him to take the rap for his own failures.

“If I had to single out one piece of advice that’s guided me through life, most likely it would be from my grandmother, Nellie Molonson. She always made a point of making sure I understood that on the road to success, there’s no point in blaming others when you fail,” Pickens says. “Here’s how she put it: ‘Sonny, I don’t care who you are. Some day you’re going to have to sit on your own ­bottom.’ ”

After more than half a century in the energy business, Pickens finds her advice spot-on.

“My failures? I never have any doubt whom they can be traced back to,” he adds. “My successes? Most likely the same guy.”

— Adapted from “42 Successful People Share The Best Advice They Ever Received,” Business Insider.

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

stoneyburk June 14, 2014 at 9:05 pm

pickens is a scumbag, he’s never held himself accountable this is BS

Reply

Leave a Comment