April 19, 2014

Jerry Osteryoung

Small Business Columnist • Jerry Osteryoung

Jerry Osteryoung
Dr. Jerry Osteryoung

Jerry Osteryoung is a consultant to businesses - he has directly assisted over 3,000 firms. He is the Jim Moran Professor of Entrepreneurship (Emeritus) and Professor of Finance (Emeritus) at Florida State University. His newest book co-authored with Tim O'Brien, "If You Have Employees, You Really Need This Book," is an Amazon.com bestseller. Osteryoung's business advice columns appears every Monday on Florida Trend's Afternoon Pulse email and also on FloridaSmallBusiness.com.

Articles by Osteryoung:

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"Ask your customers to be part of the solution, and don't view them as part of the problem." ~ Alan Weiss, Ph.D.
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"Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn't do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another." ~ Vince Lombardi
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Being an owner or a boss does not make you a leader. True leadership is not about the position you hold, but the attributes you display.
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Hiring relatives of employees can be a dangerous policy for many reasons.
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"I wanted to be scared again... I wanted to feel unsure again. That's the only way I learn, the only way I feel challenged." ~ Connie Chung
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"It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem." ~ G. K. Chester
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When talking about retirement, you need to plan for many things, from how your financial assets will be allocated to what you want to do to keep busy.
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"The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses as a leader is likely to be far more effective than the one who remains blind to them. He also is on the road to humility -- that priceless attitude of openness to life that can help a manager absorb mistakes, failures or personal shortcomings." ~ John Adair
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"If you don't fail now and again, it's a sign you're playing it safe." ~ Woody Allen
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"It wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short. The laws of prose writing are as immutable as those of flight, of mathematics, of physics." ~ Ernest Hemingway
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