July 22, 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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"Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude." ~ E.P. Powell
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"That is the one unforgivable sin in any society. Be different and be damned!" -- Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
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"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." ~ Warren Buffett
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"There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else." ~ Sam Walton
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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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