Brief counsels concerning business - PDF book by Old man of business

Brief counsels concerning business

Brief counsels concerning business


The writer of these lines is deeply impressed with a sense of the gravity of his position, as the giver of counsel on so important a matter as business life, and the high responsibilities this position carries with it. And this all the more, since his counsel will tend, he trusts, not only to make business life successful in ministering to personal progress in the world but also enable those who study it to press forward to that higher and better life which alone is worth living and working for here. 


This higher life makes a man grow purer, the longer he is in contact with the contaminating influences of some forms of business and makes him younger, the older and weaker he becomes. 

This life, while it ministers to success in business, makes it also a ministration of good to others, inducing them to walk by the rule of that wisdom ' whose ways are ways of pleasantness, and all whose paths are peace.' 

These counsels, the author hopes, are likely to be sound because they are based on the practical experience of long and active business life. They are also readily attainable by those who, if they are not blessed with great natural gifts, has at all events a wish to walk warily through Hfe in that path which is pleasing to ' Him with whom we have to do,' and from whom comes alike the success which generally attends that course, and the determined yet humble will to follow it.

Some contents:

INTRODUCTORY 9
I. AN OBJECT IN LIFE . . . . . I3
II. MEMORY 16
III. ORDER AND SYSTEM IN DOING WORK. 24
IV. THE KEEPING OF ENGAGEMENTS. 7.^
V. ECONOMY .30
VI. NEST-EGGS 35
VII. CHANCES OF SUCCESS IN BUSINESS . . 40
VIII. A CERTAIN VIEW OF MONEY-MAKING. 43
IX. DAWDLERS AND DAWDLING ... 45
X. THE RIGHT AND THE WRONG VIEW OF
THE DUTY AND DIGNITY OF WORK . . 49
XI. THE TIME TO WORK 51
XII. THE VALUE OF DOING ONE THING AT A TIME 53
XIII. THE ANSWER *N0' IN THE DOING OF
WORK .55
XIV. WAITING OR STAYING POWER ... 58
XV. CHANGE OF WORK WHEN WEARIED OR
WORRIED 61
XVI. WORRY IN WORK 64
XVII. SELF-HELP IN BUSINESS .... 67
XVIII. NEIGHBOUR-HELP IN BUSINESS . . . 70
XIX. TACT 76
XX. ADAPTABILITY . . ... -79
XXI. ABSTRACTION 8 1
XXII. THE KEEPING OF COUNSEL ... 83
XXIII. BALANCING . . . . . .87
XXIV. DETERIORATION 90
XXV. CROOKEDNESS 94
XXVI. CURIOSITY 96
XXVII. COURAGE . . . . . . .98
XXVIII. TEMPER 104
XXIX. ANTICIPATION IN BUSINESS LIFE . . I08
XXX. DEALING WITH DIFFICULTIES . . -US
XXXI. DEALING WITH DISAGREEABLE. .117
XXXII. DETRACTION AND DISLIKE . . . I20
XXXIII. ONE'S OWN COMPANY 1 24
XXXIV. COMPANIONSHIP AND COMPANIONS . . I28
XXXV. OLD MEN AS FRIENDS OF THE YOUNG IN
BUSINESS 132
XXXVI. INFERIORS I36
XXXVII. KINDNESS AND THE OTHER THING . . I4I
XXXVIII. SECRETS I43
XXXIX. PROMISES 146
XL. RASH JUDGMENT AND THE TAKING OF OFFENCE 149
XLI. CONSIDERATION AND GIVING WAY . . 156
XLII. SUSPICION 161
XLIII. COURTESY 167
XLIV. GRIEVANCES 169
XLV. PARTNERS 172
XLVI. MONEY-LENDING 175
XLVII. BORROWING 182
XLVIII. FAULT-FINDING 186


the book details :
  • Author: pseud  Old man of business
  • Publication date: [1891]
  • Company: [London] Religious Tract Society

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