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Well hello America.
-- -- the program we have a studio audience tonight that is here joining me in new York and I have.
I have some amazing stuff to share with you.
And it's really about individual struggle next year I am starting a hat a a new direction.
On the program.
And it is what I believe.
Help us through the next period.
-- -- -- To be a little bit of taste of what's -- in for next year except this is this going to be kind of intellectual discussion I guess.
Next year we start to roll up our sleeves and get involved.
If you look at all the problems that we have -- the things that people are saying people are saying now off things are bad.
-- things are bad.
-- I want to be rich.
Or capitalists are greedy.
All of these are lies.
-- learned actually from my father when I was pouting.
And I think -- about 35 still.
My father said to me as a -- you know she's had a really tough life my -- -- all -- know when he was busy baking at the time.
And he said I know son boy you've had a bad life really hard.
I'm like yeah I'll see you -- edit and he said in detail but I got some bread in the -- he said I'll a would you do if it -- -- make a list of all things are bad in your life that all the slow horrible things have happened.
And a call me tonight.
I called back about ten minutes at union have Brad and him and do that and he's he just laughed and said you figured it out that facts.
And I city out they started making a list of all the things that were bad that it happened in my life I realize that those things.
If that hadn't happened in this wouldn't -- happened and that wouldn't happen and I wouldn't be where I am today.
Things are bad -- things may be tough but they're exactly the way they're supposed to be.
For -- and for me.
I want to be rich.
I tell you something I know.
Up pretty wealthy guy.
You're gonna meet him here to second -- -- -- you wanna talk about rich I figured out how you become a billionaire.
You become a billionaire not by inventing some idea you've become a billionaire by inventing something that goes into.
All of these products.
Everything almost everything that you -- almost your car -- everything.
This guy has invented something that goes in to all of -- it's.
He is the richest man -- no but it has nothing to do with money.
And I have to tell you I wouldn't want his life.
I wouldn't want.
It's not worth.
-- capitalists are greedy.
This is a -- This is why.
And this is a -- And tonight you'll find out why tonight -- -- -- all of those.
Alive and we'll do one other thing.
Remember I was telling you about the Tower of Babel and how Nimrod you -- you see that episode you -- that okay what is the mortar that went.
In between the bricks -- member.
The Hebrew word for mortar is materialism.
Nimrod when he built the Tower of Babel made everybody alike and put them together and held them together would materialism.
If our materialism.
Goes away what do we have left.
We've got to concentrate on the things of real value.
Last week I was in.
New Orleans and Dallas.
And I decided to go a different way with the show right before the show went on I was out with the little Riley's room and I decided I was gonna do poetry.
And oh -- you never know what you're gonna get -- -- buy ticket to my show and I told the story of the three little pigs.
I read -- palm that is phenomenal from Rudyard Kipling that tells us everything we need to know.
And then I read.
The words of America the beautiful and the star spangled banner when I did was -- showed the audience that the answer to our problems.
Everywhere the answer we're looking for has been embedded over the years in our poetry.
In our paintings.
In our music.
For instance may I give you the words of America the beautiful.
I think this is the second or third stanza.
-- beautiful for hero's proved.
In liberating strife.
What does that mean.
Heroes don't become heroes because they're born a hero they have to be proven.
In stride but it's not just strife it's liberating.
Liberating -- That must mean that strife is good.
And yet in our country now.
We're being taught.
Its strength is that.
That strife -- and sleeping.
We're being told that struggle shouldn't happen that failure shouldn't happen failure.
Hero's proved in liberating strife who more than self.
Their country loved and mercy more than life.
May god died gold refine.
'til all success being noble -- And every game divine.
Things are bad our country's coming apart at the seems.
Maybe it's because.
And -- gains are -- The truth matters.
Struggle and strife is liberating but we don't necessarily.
Learn from it.
Maybe because we don't have a dad that is busy baking bread and sizzle and we'll tell me about your strife in your struggles.
We don't figure it out tonight I wanna show you man who has struggled and who has done amazing things in his life.
But with honor and integrity every step of the way you want to know how to fix our country.
Maybe we can learn a few things from a guy named Jon Huntsman.
Jon Huntsman senior.
Founder of the Huntsman corporation a global chemical company.
Brought us the styrofoam big container and the famed big Mac clam shell.
There's not a day that goes by in your life that one of -- products and doesn't touch you.
And because of this he's one of the world's richest -- a self made billionaire who has achieved the American dream and then -- But the road leading him to where he is today -- has been paved with struggled.
As a teenager.
Jon Huntsman lived with his parents two Brothers in a home made of cardboard walls.
It was his work ethic are embedded into his fiber from childhood that got him -- -- televise the paper -- -- -- -- in -- and granted him a scholarship to the university of Pennsylvania's Wharton school of business -- John learned his craft.
He married his life -- and raise nine children.
He was the definition of the American dream.
And then in 1987.
Tragedy struck the family.
While Huntsman and his wife were away in a company Christmas party in Ohio.
Their son James Huntsman then sixteen was kidnapped.
A million dollar ransom was demanded in a phone call was placed the fans.
He was traced to a grocery store the kidnap her on the phone to Jon Huntsman was grabbed by a federal agent.
In the struggle the agent who stabbed in the chest in nearly died.
James was return fan.
But it's a memory that no Huntsman who never forget.
The business world has been no cakewalk either.
He's rescued his own company from bankruptcy several times and personally went to battle for a two years ago long after he had retired as CEO.
Husband's company had agreed to a buyout -- by Apollo management.
Until -- called and said the deal is off.
The deal -- let Huntsman cash out and fully fund his cancer institute.
But some deal instead -- his stock to two dollars a share.
Huntsman knew the buyout was ironclad and so he took -- to court in Delaware and one.
There this case he's one reasonable consequences business -- -- -- at each stage and at his home in modern Wharton school of business.
Where he is made generous contributions.
Huntsman has now given away one point two billion dollars in the past ten years.
His plan is to die broke to give all of his money to charity.
His most well known cause is he's Huntsman cancer institute.
He and his wife founded the institute in 1995 to find a cure for cancer his life school.
It's a disease that struck him personally.
Three times and claimed the life of his mother who died in his arms his father died from cancer and -- -- step.
But it is only one of the many causes the Huntsman name is.
Huntsman an unabashed capitalist.
His business has allowed him to pursue.
His Philanthropic empire.
But the road hasn't always been easy.
When others might have taken a less ethical -- John has always chosen the higher -- As he says in his book winners never cheat.
Even in difficult times.
He is a story of one man who despite incredible struggles has proved that the power of one.
Makes a difference.
And now is John Huntsman -- here he's the founder and executive chairman of the Huntsman corporation he is also the author of winners never cheat I cannot recommend this book.
-- highly enough.
See a life changing a life changing book -- the problem in America so many times now is we don't believe it can be done because we don't see anybody doing it.
He has he has and it is -- much better way to go John Huntsman.
Welcome sir thank you to them to be with you John is a good friend of mine and fact he's a a fishing companion of mine.
And we met.
Three years four years ago may come before you four years ago.
I didn't know anything about John.
When somebody mutual friend of -- said you guys should get together.
Jon -- like particular lunch I thought out what's going to be liked about lunch with a billionaire.
He took me to a hospital cafeteria.
And we got to know each other there and we have been friends ever ever since.
I watched you.
-- two years ago with Apollo -- that.
Here say two years ago I watched you from being a no offense a young vibrant man to.
That my way.
Was going to die.
I thought that was gonna -- -- and you said.
-- -- wrong it was because.
I think it -- I got the impression that it was because.
You couldn't believe that business was done this -- anymore -- is that right.
Those right Glenn it bit.
You know but when it contracts signed it's an ironclad contract it.
When a man shakes -- man's hand it's it's contract you flew of the Apollo people out.
And I want to dwell on this but you flew the I tried to yeah right and I mean there was a contract with you flew them out at your expense after the deal to shake their hands and -- -- -- -- -- -- And Wendy.
Wanted to get out of it they did everything they could to get out of it.
That's correct right and it -- You took him to court and I remember you looking at me and saying.
-- if you can't do business if you can't be honest.
And I remember you looking out and -- -- -- of the city and saying none of this works.
What do you mean -- that but did you mean.
Well it's very simple.
It's everything about the American dream.
And if we don't have that then did we don't have life but doesn't mean anything there's no integrity.
And so it's -- it's pretty simple way of life that.
Did you know it's like -- to you.
But on the he -- her fishing and he said.
You say John.
But this -- it's an eighteen -- my signal I think it's only fourteen inches yeah.
But I mean you know the point of it is as we cannot conduct life unless we have a sense of honor and integrity.
About what we do.
Is that what the problem that the country is right now business lines but it what is the problem as a business analyst problem and well I would say though that the biggest single problem we have today in America is that.
Our focus is on greed.
And the accumulation of wealth.
Now the accumulation of wealth.
I'm going paraphrase my my old friend I wish -- was a friend Andrew Carnegie.
Who said we are temporary trustees.
In order to help.
Those who made -- find themselves in some form of trouble.
I've always love that I keep that expression be on my desk so today.
I believe that there are a lot of people in the United States of America who probably don't fleet street in London on and other's capitals of the world.
Financial capitals whose goal is to accumulate money for the sake of accumulating money.
And not for the sake of the abuse utilizing it to help their fellow man and woman and and and to help mankind.
And if there is a goal beyond making money.
It's really fun I mean it is really enjoyable and you work twice as hard and -- enthused and you're excited.
But if it's for the sake of accumulation of money.
For some reason or another you lose -- -- You really thought when you went to Apollo and said.
Guys guys guys and anyone -- deal but this money is all going to cure cancer this is all going to charity you really thought.
If I'm not mistaking -- I talk to you right after that you really thought they were gonna go all.
-- -- -- -- -- Well I kind of didn't if he felt that I didn't charm and I didn't I didn't think they would make that change.
-- business is.
Had to have changed since you got into when did you first start because this was.
This I was in I was in his office.
And I'm an it business like this museum in the first forks is a global headquarters and at the end of this hallway there these gold records.
And I said what do these gold records.
They should -- -- you -- did you sing at some point and it was like you were the first -- tell guy.
Well I have that I had to come up with something fast -- -- some innovation.
In my mind in order to create the wealth my father was rural school teacher and I don't know.
I didn't -- -- jungle.
I had to have the money to start the plastics and chemical business and so I came up with this idea of -- phonograph records over television.
And so we did and we sold millions and millions of them.
And this was back in the late sixties and we utilize that money.
Right in order to get into the you were the first one to put together the compilation albums that I -- and you put together like the Christmas albums that I mean.
-- I remember from my grow my childhood growing up we had some of these.
And little that I -- go into an evil evil corporation.
-- and then you you took that money then you did this.
We made we made some of the first plastic could have products in America yes and this was yours the styrofoam.
And egg carton MITRE.
-- -- McDonald's McDonald's and when you found out that that was bad for the environment.
You know on on my shirt is bad for the environment going on -- you see this is -- -- this -- I thought you -- it is and it's just really hacks people off on the left I like to go ahead styrofoam bonfires but that's me.
No no no.
So the point of it is that.
In many ways you can recycle this product can use it over and over again number one and the number two.
You have to say put provides a freshness and the cleanliness.
For the for the food that you're you're about to partake of and this is military healthier and cleaner and pressure and and so in many ways people are very confused about plastics because if you recycled plastics you use some ten or twenty or thirty times over again.
Plastics is a wonderful product I mean.
We could not live in today's world with help plastics could truthfully because of medical supplies because of bicycles because of computers and most of the environmentalists are against plastics.
That right upon her bicycle lift up the classic outside on that got depressed I fumbled on they got his second back to Zetsche.
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