Bob Buford

Bob Buford

Until its sale in 1999, Bob Buford served as Chairman and CEO of Buford Television, Inc., a family-owned business that started with an ABC affiliate in Tyler, Texas, and grew to a network of cable systems across the US.

In 1995, Buford wrote Halftime, a book that came from his mind and heart on how to find meaning and fulfillment in the second half of life. Those who read Halftime and Game Plan (published in 1997) often ask what Bob is involved in as a result of his own "halftime" experience. His third book, Stuck in Halftime: Reinvesting Your One and Only Life was released in 2001. Finishing Well, a compilation of more than sixty inspiring interviews threaded with Buford's own experiences, was released in 2004. Halftime was updated and released in 2008, along with Beyond Halftime, a collection of Bob's musings on what matters most in moving from gaining success to leaving a legacy.

In 1997, Bob founded Halftime, an organization to help successful people convert their experience and passions into action ( Halftime's mission is to inspire and equip leaders to achieve maximum leverage and return on the investment of their resources, measured in changed lives and healthier communities.

Bob hosts The Halftime Institute, a 27 hour experience designed to help those who attend accelerate their transition from success to significance. For dates and to register, visit

Bob is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and of the Owner Managed Program at the Harvard Business School. He has played active roles in Young Presidents' Organization and World Presidents' Organization and served on the board of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard. Buford was the 2000 recipient of The Samaritan Institute Award and the 2005 Christian Management Association Award. "Lead Like Jesus" presented Buford the Leadership Award in 2008 and Roaring Lambs Ministry honored him in 2009. He was the 2010 recipient of the J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from SMU Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility.

Bob and his wife, Linda, live in Dallas.

Read more Read less
Limited-time offer on Audible membership. Save 53% on your first 3 months. Get this deal.

Best Sellers

    • Moving from Success to Significance
    • By: Bob Buford
    • Narrated by: Max Bloomquist
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 12-05-08
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 246 ratings

    Regular price: $23.95

  • Regular price: $30.79

    • Winning Strategies for the Second Half of Your Life
    • By: Bob Buford
    • Narrated by: Dick Fredricks
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 08-01-09
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $20.52

  • Regular price: $15.96

Are you an author?

Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.