Sidney Harman

Sidney Harman was one of the great businessmen and philanthropists of our time. He was also a gifted storyteller with a great sense of humor. He was the former CEO of Harman Kardon, a leader in the audio and video entertainment industry. In 2010, he became the publisher of Newsweek. He was a true business pioneer and was a thought leader in the human resources field, through quality of life initiatives he implemented at Harman. He played an instrumental role at the Aspen Institute and was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was married to California congresswoman Jane Harman. Sidney passed away in April 2011 and at 92 was still shaping the business and arts world.

Getting Things Done

Think before you act

Think before you act. Ever since I was a teenager, I developed this habit of editing what I am about to say a millisecond before I say it. It saves me a lot of time by minimizing the instances of saying something ineffective, inappropriate or stupid.

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