Cowboy Ethics by James P. Owen

A new approach to business ethics is quietly taking hold in executive suites and corporate boardrooms across America. Frustrated by an epidemic of misbehavior at all employee levels, management teams are getting back to basics—back to the idea that personal character and individual responsibility are the ultimate keys to integrity, just as they were back in the days of the Open Range.

A decade ago, the book Cowboy Ethics first inspired businesspeople to look to the Code of the West. Once they did, they discovered that its simple, common-sense principles can be more effective guides to business leadership than a truckload of corporate mission statements, rules, and ethics manuals. “Cowboys are role models because they live by a code,” says author James P. Owen. “They show us what it means to stand for something, and to strive every day to make your actions line up with your beliefs. And isn’t that as good a definition of integrity as you can find?”

In the years since, the book’s “Ten Principles to Live By” have been embraced by scores of companies, universities, and even a state government. This updated Tenth Anniversary hardcover edition traces the evolution of this grassroots business movement in brand-new chapters while preserving the inspirational lessons and stunning photography of the original. It’s ideal for corporate gifts, the new graduate, business students, or any career person who cares about doing the right thing.

Says C. J.: I happened to see Cowboy Values by Mr. Owen when I was at our local grocery and, on a whim, bought it, mostly because the photographs are absolutely beautiful.  Then I started reading–well worth the price, believe me.  Made me a fan.  You’ll totally love Mr. Owen’s books. Guaranteed.

Ain’t This Romantic!?! by Kent Hanawalt

Ain't This Romantic by cowboy author Kent HanawaltWhile NASA was sending a man to the moon, this cowboy was still roping cows, branding calves, shoeing horses, packing mules, and blowing up the washing machine. Collected here are a series of triumphs and tribulations from a life in the cow country of Montana. Filled with humor, information,and a little suspense, this book will engage anyone who is drawn to cowboys, horses, and the Old West.

Says C. J: This is the real deal, and written by somebody who knows how to put pen to paper and rope a calf. And if you want a good, solid edu-ma-cation on real live cattle ranching, do visit his his website, Montana Cowboy College.

Available from CreateSpace in print, at Amazon in print and eBook, and Smashwords.com.

ABOUT COWBOY AUTHOR KENT HANAWALT

Kent cowboyed in Montana for 20 years, shoeing, breaking horses, packing, and riding, before having a wreck with a team of horses that left him with a broken back.

He had always made his living with that back, but it seemed that now was the time for him to start using his head. Kent put himself through college working as a Paramedic in Great Falls, graduating with a degree in Health Care Administration. Over the next ten years he worked as a hospital CEO, nursing home administrator, and received his MBA.

He is currently the managing partner of the family ranch, takes occasional assignments as an interim administator, and writes.

(This is showing the back cover, for some reason. -C.J.)