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Giving Back: Have a Passion to Make a Difference

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This Element is an excerpt from Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times (ISBN: 9780137009039) by Jon M. Huntsman. Available in print and digital formats.

Nobody succeeds alone: Why you need to give back, and why it’s the most rewarding thing you’ll ever do.

Giving is my favorite topic. I hardly know where to begin. Let’s start with a disturbing revelation about a president I greatly admired, Richard Nixon. As White House special assistant, I saw his tax filings before the returns were released to the public. In 1971, he gave only $500 to charity, on income over $400,000. I was shocked. To me, that was more onerous than Watergate…