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Cowboy Values: Recapturing What America Once Stood For

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Jim Owen leads a massively successful seminar that is in huge demand by financial groups, teachers’ organizations, and professional associations. His first book, Cowboy Ethics, has sold more than 60,000 copies in two years. Now Owen continues his nonpartisan message, offering the legacy of the cowboy as a model of accessible, positive qualities that all can agree on, regar ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published May 13th 2008 by Lyons Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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Cynthia Egbert
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book will always hold a special place in my heart because it marks a huge landmark for me and my boy. He was dragging himself with me through the library and grumbling when suddenly he stopped and grabbed a book off the shelf and got so excited. I cannot even begin to explain how stunningly amazing this is for Malachi to be drawn to a BOOK! Since he discovered it and we checked it out he has fallen in love with this book and we have purchased it and are having an amazing time absorbing all ...more
Eric
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cowboy Values was published in 2008 and my reading of it preceded my Goodreads records. I chose to reread it because I had loaned it to a good friend of mine (my 92 year old bridge partner) and she had commented that it was both inspirational and depressing. I was surprised by her comment that it was depressing so I wanted to reread it now (10 years later) to see what I might feel about it today. Having done so, I understand her comment but nonetheless still believe its inspirational values trum ...more
Stephen
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Good reminder of basic principles for how to be and treat others.
Kimberly
Nov 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
Just your back to basics, good ole traditional values, easy quick read. Inspiring. What stands out most to me in this book is when the author recounts giving a lecture at a university, and a student stands up and asks "Do you think it's possible to succeed in business today and still be ethical?" Based on my career profession, I have my doubts. Apparently, so does the author of this book and explores that idea further.

"We're in the midst of Culture Wars, and the "girls gone wild" crowd seems to
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Clark  Isaacs
Jan 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Living the code of the Cowboy in today’s society brings back the hope for a better place where we can recapture what America once stood for. James Owen has been lecturing for several years on the ethics of cowboys and in this new book he hopes to instill in all of us a pride in ourselves and respect for others.
The photography is first rate, meaningful, and shows that a lot of thought had gone into the selection of Americana of the cowboy through pictures. One image really was patriotic in the t
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Robynne
May 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Like Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street can Learn from the Code of the West, this book provides stunning photographs to accompany its text. Building on the Code of the West, here Own offers "seven core values that define America." The core values he presents are indeed part of the cowboy code (courage, optimism, self-reliance, authenticity, honor, duty, and heart). I'm not convinced that these are the values that necessarily define America; Owen isn't convinced either that these are the values that ...more
Karen
Dec 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
I finished this so long ago, just forgot to post it. Another good book to get us country people thinking!
Cecelia
I thought it was interesting, if not a little expiramental in its blending of images and phrases to convey very strong and important ideas. I found it to be a wonderful and easy read.
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Mar 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Eric thinks this is a book everyone should read. It's one of my few non-fiction books (if I have any). Makes you think.
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After a successful 35-year Wall Street career, James P. Owen found new purpose in being an author, inspirational speaker, and social entrepreneur. His book, Cowboy Ethics, a best-seller with more than 150,000 copies in circulation, and two follow-up volumes, Cowboy Values and The Try, shine a light on the importance of shared values and personal character in our society.

Now Jim is propelled by a
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