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

- Jim Amos

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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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Senate should be thrilled to make Andrew Puzder U.S. Labor Secretary

on January 19th, 2017 Leave a Comment

Longtime business leader is perfect choice to weed out regulations that hold back economy I am excited by the nomination of Andrew Puzder to become the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. Puzder’s long experience as an executive, most recently as CEO of CKE Restaurants, has given him firsthand experience of the many ways federal regulations can […]

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Appraising Obama’s performance on the occasion of his final economic summit

on September 3rd, 2016 Leave a Comment

A reporter for The Daily Signal used the occasion of the G20 Summit to take a look at President Obama’s leadership on the world stage and economic legacy. I wish I could say that it’s been an impressive record, but the opposite is true, with the president’s lack of leadership creating a vacuum that has […]

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It’s time to embrace hope and remember our national heroes

on July 2nd, 2016 Leave a Comment

The following excerpt is from Chapter 13 of my best-selling book Focus or Failure. I hope you find it helpful as you seek to live and lead well. The keys to the successes and failures of America and the world can be found in the Bible. To the Puritans that founded our country, growing up uneducated […]

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