18 guidelines to make ethical, environmental and generally good business decisions

At the beginning of the new millennium the Dalai Lama stated 18 rules for living.

These rules can be worth considering on a personal and private level, but I also think that they can be useful in a business context in order to make ethical, environmental and generally good business decisions.

As a result, I’ve taken the liberty to transform and adapt them into a business context.

So, here we go…

  1. To achieve great success involves taking great risks
  2. When you lose a customer, don’t lose the lesson
  3. Run your business with respect and responsibility in mind
  4. Not getting a deal is sometimes a good thing
  5. Learn the rules of your market so you know how to break them properly
  6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great partnership
  7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it
  8. Review your business daily
  9. Prepare the business for change, but don’t let go of the business values
  10. Remember that not taking a decision is sometimes the best decision.
  11. Run a good, honourable and respectable business
  12. The atmosphere in your office is the foundation for your business
  13. In disagreements with customers or suppliers, deal only with the current situation
  14. Share your innovations
  15. Be gentle with the earth, think green and be friendly to your environment
  16. Once a year, do some business you’ve never been before
  17. The best partnerships are found in win-win situations
  18. Judge your long term success by the costs you had in order to get it

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