A lot can be learned by living under President George W. Bush. Simple things, like checking with my wife and family before I make serious decisions. Having plans for all phases of a job...before I start it. Not spending money I don't have. Personal responsibility. Admitting when I'm wrong, and owning up to mistakes. Discuss problems as they happen and be willing to change, ad infinitum. Pretty much what ever he does, do the opposite and you've developed very simple, but effective rules to live by.