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Cowboy Ethics

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  79 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Veteran financier James P. Owen shares his new perspective on Wall Street and how the Code of the West can and should be applied to business practices and the corporate world. The book is beautifully illustrated with David Stoecklein's western photography
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Stoecklein Publishing (first published 2005)
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With all due respect, there's nothing wrong with the spirit or intent of this book. Its call for trust, fairness, and accountability is timely, especially after the abuse of all three of those virtues in the financial services industry helped trigger the worst recession in decades. The basis of its argument in plot lines and characters from Hollywood westerns is, however, questionable. While the author says he's steeped himself in the history of the Old West, there isn't much evidence of it besi ...more
Cynthia Egbert
Just as with his previous book, "Cowboy Values", I am so appreciative of what this man has to say. He really offers a great view of the big picture and how applying the ways of the cowboy to even someplace as wordily as Wall Street would bring about huge paradigm shifts and offer people moral strength and power. Some quotes to illustrate:

"Now, when I think about how I would like to be remembered, it is not as the guy who lived in a beautiful house or brought in a lot of business or helped to bui
I suspected from the first page that this was a management consultant's tool for explaining the mission, vision, values thing to some company to turn around after being caught with a hand in the cookie jar, and in the last segment, I was pretty much confirmed. Investment Management Consulting Association is mentioned as being created by the author and tasked with bringing "cowboy ethics" to the investment corporate culture.

Now I've long had a dim view of consultants, who I have always considere
Doug Jones
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A great review of timeless rules for life. It has been said that "the gates of history swing on small hinges." The principles that Mr. Owen discusses lay the ground work for making good decisions. I'll be glad to have this book in my library to review and use in teaching the young people in my life.
Ed Vaughn
A beautiful Christmas gift, an oversize glossy paperback coffee table book, full of simple rules for all of us to live by, using the working American cowboy coda.
Thomas Bowers
Great pictures and an especially useful set of principles and skills. It is the essence of ethical and responsible living through the "code of the west".
The photos are incredible and the message is inspiring, as it's intended to be. I quibble with the notion that cowboy ethics are necessarily as black and white as Owen paints them to be, but I agree with him that Wall Street could learn a great deal from a set of values or a code that is based on hard work and integrity.
The pictures in this book are beautiful. My favorite is the picture of the horses in the water which captures the reflections stunningly. The ethics discussion is a reminder of the value of a personal code to guide one's life.
Kayla Moulthrop
One of the best short reads I have ever put in the path of my eyes. So true to the Cowboy Culture!
Love this book. Good reading and awesome pics.
C.a. Anderson
Great as a art book, the photos are beautiful
Good, sound, down to earth advice.
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