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

- Jim Amos

Life is Turbulent. To Navigate It, You Need to Develop an Attitude of Excellence

on March 26th, 2018 Leave a Comment

Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and social philosopher, a professor of psychology at Harvard, whose second book is “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.” In this book, Professor Peterson offers advice on how to live based largely on decades of seeing patients. He’s been mocked by many. Partially, it’s for having the […]

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Why John Kelly may be Donald Trump’s most important ally

on October 2nd, 2017 Leave a Comment

The New York Times recently ran a story that gained a lot of attention, reporting that Chief of Staff John Kelly had drawn anger from President Donald Trump for advising him to avoid injecting politics into governing. To the surprise of absolutely nobody who knows the former Marine Corps general, Kelly respectfully stood his ground. […]

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Escape the trap of lonely self-interest

on July 31st, 2017 Leave a Comment

An updated edition of my best-selling book Focus of Failure was recently released. I have a great deal more to say about relationships in Chapter 8 of the book. I hope you find this helpful as you seek to live and lead well. All of us need help. All of us need friends in times […]

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Values: The Foundation of Our Culture and Economy

on March 17th, 2017 Leave a Comment

The following NCPA column appeared in Townhall: By Cary Maguire, James H. Amos, Jr., and David Grantham Economic indicators point to the possibility of yet another financial meltdown, perhaps worse than the United States experienced in 2008. Household debt has risen to nearly $12 trillion, downward regulatory pressure on businesses recently reached $6 billion, and […]

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Irish Spirit

on March 17th, 2017 Leave a Comment

This beautiful advertisement is making the rounds today. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did as you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

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Great Expectations for President Trump

on January 21st, 2017 Leave a Comment

So, we are now recovering from one of the most historic and unexpected results from a presidential election in our nation’s history. Since nearly everyone on the planet got the prognostication wrong, particularly the political and intellectual elites from both the left and the right, what should we now expect as we approach the inauguration […]

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