Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens has died. Here are the lessons he used to guide his career.

T. Boone Pickens was an energy magnate, hedge fund investor, and philanthropist. He died at age 91 on Wednesday. Pickens based his career on a set of ethics and lessons he often shared with the public, often accompanied by off-beat aphorisms. He believed that planning is crucial to success, while at the same time valuing the willingness to make decisions, and that the level of quality communication determined a team’s effectiveness. Visit Business Insider’s

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