Thanks for joining me on this journey through the intersection of the cowboy way of life, the American West, the global capital markets, and my constant personal journey to be the best person I can be. I was asked why I started writing as The Cowboy Accountant. In my travels from the horse country of California, to Texas, Colorado and back to Texas again, I have been fortunate to learn about the history of the American West. The more I’ve learned about the men (and, occasionally, women) who work the ranches of Texas and the American West, the more I recognized the similarities between the ideals of the American cowboy and those of my own: a celebration of the Western way of life, the positive impact the ways of the western way of life can have on modern society and business, a recognition of the authentic partnership between a horse and rider, and the common bond of mankind coming together around these ideals.
We’ll talk about the code of the cowboy (and cowgirl) and what I think each of us can learn from how these American heroes go about providing food for the world while preserving the legacy of the American West. My hope for the future is to continue to preserve, promote and protect the legacy of the working cowboy and western heritage in both my professional and personal life. My thoughts here are one way to do that.