Wall street and cowboy ethics

The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs of cowboys and the American West by a number of contemporary photographers. In all my born days I have never witnessed a spectacle quite as ridiculous as this. For all you tenderfoots and high buttoned shoe Easterners let me try to explain.

He was a straight shooter and could sit a horse as if he were born in the saddle. The Cowboy Ethics laid out in the book are something to write down and consider everyday, akin to a post on the "Art of Manliness" blog, but the rest of the book is a collection of hand-picked scenes from Western books and movies.

He walked the straight and narrow in his hand-tooled boots and lived by a code worthy of his white Stetson.

Cowboy Ethics | Ten Principles To Live By

Instead, it was an unwritten set of rules which established the requirements of living an honorable life. It reminded me that even if I lost everything I had worked for I would still have my code to lean on and start all over again. Unlike politicians and our current crop of business "leaders", a cowboy still makes a deal with a handshake and his word is his bond.

The basis of its argument in plot lines and characters from Hollywood westerns is, however, questionable.

Cowboy Ethics and Cowboy Values

After talking with real cowboys and researching the cowboy way, he came up with his Code of the West which states some simple principles that all of us should try to live by.

To come to the aid of someone in need. Be tough, but fair 6. It is as simple and as old as America itself and it still lives in the hearts and minds of the most iconic figure in our history-the American cowboy. A little hokey perhaps, but hey, if the love that flows from his multi-generational fans is any measure of that effort, then I would say he accomplished his goal.

Chivalry is not dead, but only because few choose to keep it alive. That he inspired and continues to inspire the notion of offering assistance without seeking acknowledgement or fame.

This is not just about lost home value or diminished K s. The words might have been different, but she and my Dad hard wired these life lessons into me and my three brothers and sister.

Cowboy Ethics

A wildly popular recording, movie, and television cowboy superstar of the s, s, and s, his cowboy code reflected the characters he portrayed: Then, place the book back on the coffee table and go outside and shovel snow thinking about how to integrate the cowboy way of life into your own.

And a cowboy lives by a code-a set of unwritten principles that no one has to teach him because it is instilled in him at birth.

The screenwriters who wrote the lines for John Wayne and Robert Duvall lack that level of credibility.

James remarks that America needs the cowboy more than ever, and he cites Alexis de Tocqueville 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 same can be said for honesty, integrity and loyalty to things other than sports teams. The Lyons Press, Live each day with courage 2.

Always finish what you start 4. Translating these values to the boardroom and the corner office is more complex than the author is able to convey.Cowboy Ethics | Ten Principles To Live By Click on the photo to reach the blog, “50 Westerns From The s.” I was delighted to learn about the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership in Austin, Texas from an article posted by Cowboys & Indians Magazine on the occasion of the Roy Rogers Centennial.

Wall Street The movie "Wall Street" is a representation of poor morals and dissapointing business ethics in the popular world of business. This movie shows the negative effects that bad business morals can have on society. The two main characters are Bud Fox played by Charlie Sheen and Gordon Gekko played by Michael Douglas.

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/5.

Be Somebody Program Ininspired by his work on Wall Street, James P. Owen penned the book Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the W. Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West / Edition 1 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 /5(7).

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I had dinner recently with a Wall Street cowboy. The image conjures up a wild thirty-something going after lucrative deals with wild abandon in the midst of a down market. A risk-taker, primarily.

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