CHAPTER 4

Ethics

The Foundation of Relationships and Business

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.

—Thomas Jefferson

The ability to act ethically and to work for a good outcome for everyone involved is the mark of a truly successful individual, and paves the way toward your goals of freedom and prosperity. You are confronted daily with determining right actions and establishing trust. Investing time to ensure you have a strong foundation for ethical behavior—in your personal life, professional life, how you code and how you deal with others—is an immensely beneficial activity, and it is a core requirement for achieving true wealth and independence.

Virtually every interaction in business is based on trust—trust in ...

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