Today’s reading challenge is Cowboy Ethics What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the Westby James P. Owen. Photography by the late David R. Stoecklein. Owen was a 40 year veteran of Wall Street and for many years he felt a deep anger and shame about the lack of ethical behavior in the world of finance. During this time he saw the movie Open Rangehe felt a tremendous emotional pull to get back to simpler times when right and wrong were as clear as black and white. So he decided to steep himself in the history of the time-honored ways of the working cowboy. He writes about these rules of the range in his book, Cowboy Ethics.
Code of the West
The following are those rules of the range which are expanded upon in the book:
Live Each Day With Courage
Take Pride In Your Work
Always Finish What You Start
Do What Has To Be Done
Be Tough, But Fair
When You Make A Promise, Keep It
Ride For The Brand
Talk Less And Say More
Remember That Some Things Aren’t For Sale
Know Where To Draw The Line
Cowboy Ethicsis a must-read for anyone who wants to live a values-based life.
Stay true and be you —
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