My Bottom Line: Sir George Buckley, Arle Capital
Sir George Buckley is the former Chief Executive of 3M, the US company behind the Post-it Note and Scotch Tape, and is now chairman of private equity firm Arle Capital.
He says you can never get anywhere in life without hard work. Make yourself a tool of the corporation - complete tasks early and try to exceed expectations.
Try to find a way to get along with people and never let an ethical violation be the end of your career - make sure you are always trustworthy and thoughtful about how you use the company's resources.
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