Dr. Ambrose Jones, III
Associate Professor, Accounting and Finance
by Bob Buford
Soon after my 50th birthday, I had already spent 30 years in a successful public accounting career. This first half of my life was rewarding, but not completely fulfilling. I realized that a feeling of significance would not come from the next new client or significant increase in the bottom line. So, I struggled for the next several years with the challenge of how to live my second half and achieve that self-fulfillment I had heard about – how to leave a legacy. My ability to meet this challenge was fueled by reading Bob Buford’s Halftime. This writing helped me explore my true identity and what I needed to answer God’s call for me. Halftime confirmed for me that a second career dedicated to teaching, research and service in academia was the answer. Buford’s book (almost 1,000,000 copies sold) helped me and many others to discover astounding possibilities on our path from success to significance.