"The Master value is trust. There are no relationships that can survive for very long without it."

- Jim Amos

A Spiritual Journey to Israel Unearths Timely Lessons About the World

on May 3rd, 2014 Leave a Comment

  I just returned from a trip to Israel for nine days and then on to Prague and Vienna returning to Dallas on the fifteenth day of our trip.  I am a bit ashamed to admit that in the last 35 years this was the first time I went abroad that was not business related […]

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How We Can Help Veterans Charities Do More to Help Troops

on March 12th, 2014 Leave a Comment

An information clearinghouse could help veterans connect with organizations that want to help them, and help veterans charities coordinate efforts   Veterans charities have a noble mission, but a lack of coordination is hampering their cause. That’s why I am excited to have been invited to Washington, D.C., on March 27th to participate in a […]

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What the Federal Government Can Learn from the Private Sector’s Successful Approach to Hiring Veterans

on January 28th, 2014 Leave a Comment

A tax incentive to help veterans start their own businesses would provide a powerful boost for veterans who are ready to start a new career, and who are likely to hire fellow veterans I had the honor to be invited to speak to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veteran Affairs today, addressing the […]

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As Obamacare’s Problems Become Clear, It’s Urgent that the Law Be Modified

on December 17th, 2013 Leave a Comment

  Millions of Americans are losing their existing health insurance plans, losing access to their preferred doctors, and paying more for their health insurance thanks the Affordable Care Act. Even for those Americans who have signed up for coverage now that Healthcare.gov is limping along, it’s unclear that there information has made it to insurers, […]

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Setting the Stage for a Rebirth of American Capitalism

on November 20th, 2013 Leave a Comment

It’s up to business leaders to educate the public about what free trade really means. Capitalism is in pretty rough shape in America. The Great Recession was horrible enough — forcing business owners to scramble and work even harder to keep their businesses open — but the aftermath of the recession has been appalling. The […]

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Government Shutdown Reveals a Complete Lack of Leadership

on October 15th, 2013 Leave a Comment

Relationships, trust and fruitful negotiation all missing For the first time in two decades, much of the federal government has ground to a halt. Perhaps it was inevitable. While the current debate is centered around the future of Obamacare, government spending and the debt ceiling, I believe there are larger forces at play than the […]

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