Cowboy Wisdom to Survive the Wild West of the Business World

September 3, 2014 Jeffrey Hayzlett

There’s a lot to be said about the life of a cowboy. From the no-nonsense attitude to a tougher-than-nails work ethic, a cowboy can teach everyone a lot, personally and professionally.

Cowboys may not work on Wall Street, but they are some of the most business-savvy entrepreneurs out there.

One of my favorite cowboys of all time was John Wayne. This man had it all, from Midwestern roots to Hollywood stardom. He was a force to reckon with. He knew what it took to get things done -- something business owners and entrepreneurs can appreciate and relate to.

Here are five lessons from the celebrated actor that have stayed with me over time -- and that college graduates, budding entrepreneurs and seasoned leaders can learn from:

Check out all five lessons on Entrepreneur.com

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