Businessman John Miller tells USU business graduates servant leadership is key to bottom-line success

By Steve Eaton

Deseret News

Published: Saturday, May 5 2012 8:19 p.m. MDT

The Huntsman valedictorian, Jill Aoki, a student who maintained a 4.0 grade average while majoring in accounting, finance and economics with a minor in international business, lifted lessons from children's movies she shared in her valedictory address. She said the idea was sparked by something she read in Jon M. Huntsman's book 'Winners Never Cheat." Huntsman wrote, "Everything we need for today's marketplace we learned as kids."

Aoki quoted from "Toy Story" to emphasize the importance of maintaining friendships, from "The Lion King" to talk about continual learning and sharing and from "Pinocchio" to drive home the point that dreams, coupled with determination, can come true.

Steve Eaton is the director of communications for the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.

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