1.Be wary of people who talk too much, this is frequently a symptom of the compulsive liar.
2.Some of your employees are going to steal from you. It is human nature, count on it.
3.Be prepared for betrayal from anyone on your staff, but especially from those you have the most trust in.
4.When you make an example of someone, make sure that everyone knows what the lesson is. Punish one, teach a hundred.
5.Remember, not even a machine is 100 percent efficient. Don’t expect the humans who work for you to be.
6.Don’t be too familiar with your followers; it may at first inspire affection but eventually, like all familiarity; it will breed contempt.
7.Every betrayal must be repaid as quickly and as publicly as possible. If you should let a betrayal go unpunished, you are through as a leader.
8.Never worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow, you might inherit a million dollars or be run over by a truck. Or inherit a million dollars and be run over by a truck.
9.Don’t encourage overtime. Tell your people that the best way to impress you is to do a great job in the time allotted for it and then go home and relax.
10.Never hire someone of the opposite sex in hopes of future erotic reward, unless all you want to do is look. But which of us ever stopped there?
11.Do not criticize beyond necessity and seldom in public. Always precede criticism with a few words of praise.
12.Don’t hire more than two members of the same household and never hire lovers, no matter how necessary their skills maybe.
13.Being kind or a nice guy never put a carpet on anyone’s office floor. If you want to be loved, buy a beagle.
14.Staring, by most humans and all dogs, is taken as an unfriendly, even menacing, act.
15.You cultivate the loyalties of others by showing them that their profit lies where yours does.
16.You can get bad advice from good friends, very bad advice from very good friends.