Tag: Integrity

Talented People Are Attracted to Those with Great Integrity

By Thomas J. Stanley on Sep 23rd, 2014 in Mentor's Corner

Once again the importance of the integrity factor in explaining socioeconomic success was highlighted in a recent New York Times profile of Eileen Ford, the founder of the famous Ford Modeling Agency. Ford Models became “the top agency in the world.”  Yet Mrs. Ford often was credited with saying that she had no talent but that she […]

Millionaires With Marine Corps Discipline

By Thomas J. Stanley on Mar 18th, 2014 in Mentor's Corner

The national sample of 733 millionaires, the base for my book The Millionaire Mind,  is representative of a fraction of the top 1% of wealth holders in America. Out of the 30 success factors they rated, integrity and discipline ranked in a tie for first place.   It is hard to overemphasize the importance of discipline in […]

Use Your Creative Intellect Wisely

By Thomas J. Stanley on Mar 11th, 2014 in Lessons Learned

As I stated in The Millionaire Mind, Integrity is a part of life’s curriculum.  It is a pass/fail course.  If you lack integrity, most millionaires will tell you that will not and should not graduate to economic success.  The millionaires surveyed became rich without compromising their integrity.  In fact, they credit their integrity with significantly […]

Elect Men and Women of Integrity

By Thomas J. Stanley on Feb 2nd, 2012 in Lessons Learned

The current political environment is filled with statements containing half truths, exaggerations, and down right lies.  In light of this it may be  worthwhile to go back and reflect upon the number one factor that underlies success according to my survey of America’s most economically productive people: integrity.  According to Webster’s, integrity implies an incorruptible soundness […]