As an author and entrepreneur, Bob Buford's numerous initiatives reflect his interests and desires to make a difference through the application of his faith and resources. His general mission is to transform the latent energy of the American church into active energy.
Bob's business success came from his work with Buford Television Inc., a family owned business that started with a single ABC affiliate in Tyler, Texas, and grew to a network of cable systems across the country. Until the company's sale in 1999, Bob served as the Chairman of the Board and the CEO.
In 1984, Bob launched Leadership Network, a private operating foundation that seeks to accelerate the emergence of effective churches by identifying, connecting, and resourcing innovative church leaders. He is also the Founding Chairman of the Board of Governors of The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management.
With a desire to help high-powered marketplace leaders convert their faith into action and effective results, Bob launched Halftime in 1998. Halftime inspires business and professional leaders to embrace God's calling and move from success to significance.
Bob is author of four books titled Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance, Game Plan: Winning Strategies for the Second Half of Your Life, Stuck in Halftime: Reinvesting Your One and Only Life and Finishing Well: What People Who Really Live Do Differently. He has also played active roles in Young Presidents' Organization and World Presidents' Organization and serves on the board of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard.
Bob and his wife, Linda, live in Dallas.