Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West

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Overview


Having been rocked by one damaging revelation of misbehavior after another, Wall Street is in a state of crisis. Investors are disgusted by the misdeeds of a few and suspicious of the industry at large. Every firm finds its integrity open to question. Regulators are up in arms. And the industry is facing billions of dollars in costs to comply with a floodtide of new regulations.
But imagine what could happen if Wall Street firms looked back to a simpler time when a handshake was enough to seal a deal, and right and wrong were as clear as black and white. What if executives, portfolio managers, analysts, and traders decided that some things aren’t for sale? What if every major investment firm agreed to live by the principle that the client always comes first?
In words and images, Cowboy Ethics explores the life and code of the working cowboy as a source of inspiration pointing the industry to a way out of its troubles.
The book is intended as the catalyst for a movement to transform the industry – not with the carrot and stick, but from the inside out – one person, firm, and organization at a time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931153959
  • Publisher: Stoecklein Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/23/2013
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 66,912
  • Product dimensions: 10.12 (w) x 9.64 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


James P. Owen is a 35-year veteran of Wall Street. He is an Owner/Partner of Austin Capital Management in Austin, Texas, and its Director of Corporate Values. He is Co-founder of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) and serves as Chairman Emeritus. Jim is the author of the financial bestseller, The Prudent Investor: The Definitive Guide to Professional Investment Management (McGraw-Hill, 1990), and The Prudent Investor's Guide to hedge Funds: Profiting From Uncertainty & Volatility (John Wiley & Sons, 2000). He and his wife Stanya have two children and live in Santa Barbara, California.

David R. Stoecklein has worked closely with ranchers and cowboys from every Western state. Through his work, he has gained a deep understanding of and respect for cowboys. His quest to keep the spirit of the West alive is heartfelt and uncompromising. David spends every free moment photographing cowboys and all elements of their lives, preserving their heritage and traditions. David resides in Sun Valley with his wife, Mary, and their three sons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Must read

    Being in the securities business for 12 years this book hits the problems right on the head. So much so that it convinced me to leave a very successful "corporate" environment and start my own practice. Turns out I had been trying to live by this code but didn't know what to call it. Now I know what to call it and proudly live by it each day. For me this book was a life changer! Thank you James.

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  • Posted December 8, 2009

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    My Doctor must be a Cowboy!

    I came across this in the waiting room of my doctor's office. Wow! The pictures are soul inspiring. The quotes and captions are attention getting. The ethics are the clincher! Great to see that the Cowboy hasn't died in this day and age.......especially his word.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2009

    cowboy ethics

    we all could use "the code" as described in this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2005

    About Time for Timeless Truth

    Like the cowboy - simple and straight-forward. 'The Code' is well expained. Too bad the author reflects on Hollywood productions instead of real-life stories 'cause they're sure enough out there.

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