Quought for the Day #31 – Harry Beckwith

Early part of my career was in the services business and I have enjoyed all of Harry’s books. If you are in a services business and have not read Harry’s works, you are missing something BIG! I am eagerly looking forward to Harry’s new book “You, Inc”

Harry Beckwith is routinely named one of the world’s best speakers regardless of topic, by clients including Beijing’s China Fashion Council, The National Speaker’s Association, The PGA and LPGA tours, the world’s second largest labor union, and over two dozen Fortune 200 companies.  His 30 minute to full day presentations and workshops are customized to each client, with a focus on Harry’s specialities: branding, communicating, and client relationships for service companies and firms.

Harry Beckwith is an internationally acclaimed speaker. Over 96% of audience members in all major cities in the world have awarded his presentations perfect scores. He has led major marketing initiatives for 14 Fortune 100 companies, a work that has won the American Marketing Association’s highest award.

My $.02: Preaching is easy but practicing what you preach is hard. Think about Harry’s question and I am sure it will make re-look at your own behaviors and practices.

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Harry’s Quought for the Day

How can I be the person that I hope my children become?

Harry’s note accompanying the Quought
Christine and I have six children, and have discovered it’seasy to articulate what you want for your children:  in our case, it is that they become generous, respected, and happy.  Everything else is just commentary.


Am I generous?

Do I always act ways that will merit the respect of others?

Am I happy–and if not, why the h@*l not?

(My best answer to question 3: If you are grateful, you are almost certain to be happy; unhappiness comes from ingratitude.  And at the risk of digressing three steps, I found this from Cicero:“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

Related Links:
1. Company: Beckwith Partners
2. Latest Book: What Clients Love
3. Harry’s Recommendations: Harry Beckwith on Suggestica

Quought = Question that provokes thought. Questions are important. Thinking is important. Questions that make you think are very important!

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