Business by James Platt

Business

byJames Platt

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...all in importance is being punctual in your correspondence; answer every letter, no matter how trivial. There is nothing more annoying to a customer than notgetting an answer to his letter; it offends his amour propre. And, when asking for appointment or references, or.any favour, always enclose stamped addressed envelope for reply. Having got an appointment, acknowledge the same, and return thanks for it: it fixes it on the customer's mind, and he is more likely to keep it. Never promise what you cannot perform, but, having said such a thing shall be done, or promised an article or parcel at a certain time, made promise to remit money, or an appointment, be sure and punctually perform what you have promised somehow, regardless of cost. It soon gets known that you are a man whose word can bo depended upon, and it will do much to ensure you a prosperous career. A-punctual man respects his word, and has regard for other people's conveniences. He knows delays are dangerous, and never defers till to-morrow what should be done to-day; delay only complicates matters and doubles the difficulty; now is the wise man's axiom, and presently the fool's motto. The longer you delay, the more you dislike a bad job. This principle is taught hy Horace:--"Xor fondly to to-morrow trust More than you must or may." An unpunctual man interferes with our plans, wastes our time, causes uneasy feelings, and seems to tell us we are not of sufficient importance, in his estimation for him to be punctual; but the fault generally arises from want of system, defective calculation, or imprudence in making promises. In the complexity of business affairs it may happen that one cannot be punctual; but it is always possible to write, and give the reason why you...

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Title:BusinessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217691463

ISBN - 13:9780217691468

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