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Another reason I love Wyoming

Wyoming adopts ‘cowboy ethics’ as State code. Gov. Freudenthal signed the legislation on March 3.

The code of the west, derived from the book, Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West, by James P. Owen, will be the official state code of Wyoming effective July 1, 2010.

The code:

(i) Live each day with courage;

(ii) Take pride in your work;

(iii) Always finish what you start;

(iv) Do what has to be done;

(v) Be tough, but fair;

(vi) When you make a promise, keep it;

(vii) Ride for the brand;

(viii) Talk less, say more;

(ix) Remember that some things are not for sale;

(x) Know where to draw the line.

For more information about the Jim Owen, the Ten Principals and the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership click here

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