Tuesday, March 18, 2008

From Chicken Farmer to Great Entrepreneur

Jon Huntsman's life sounds like the true American dream. He grew up the son of a rural school teacher, which gave him a work ethic. After getting a degree from Wharton, he turned down a job at IBM to sell eggs. He used his experience as a poultry farmer to start and grow more busineesses. He always took unconventional routes. Wharton has posted a video of Huntsman talking about his life and business -- how he went from poultry farmer to starting a container company to founding a chemical company.

I'm a Wharton Graduate School alumna. When I returned for my class reunion, I was amazed at the brand new Jon Huntsman Hall which now housed the latest high tech classrooms and meeting rooms. Regular, good people can make money and share it.

Huntsman says part of his success is due to humility and to being open to new ideas and to learning. We all have a lot to learn from him. video: http://wep.wharton.upenn.edu/gis/media.aspx?gisID=60,

article: http://wep.wharton.upenn.edu/gis/article.aspx?gisID=62
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