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

- Jim Amos

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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As Troops Come Home, Here’s How to Help

on October 8th, 2013 Leave a Comment

Returning troops, and businesses can benefit greatly by hiring veterans Tens of thousands of veterans are coming home from the Middle East, looking for jobs and support. I’m proud to say that the franchise industry is delivering some of the help they need by hiring veterans — aggressively recruiting them for jobs within franchise systems […]

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Business Leaders Needn’t Shy Away from Faith

on September 24th, 2013 Leave a Comment

When I first wrote Focus on Failure, I did not include a chapter about faith. It was an omission I regretted, and one that I was glad to rectify when the second edition of the book was published. Business leaders often don’t talk much about faith, preferring to talk about sales data, market research and […]

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