Book Excerpt: Still Surprised

In Geeks & Geezers, Bob Thomas and I describe how leadership is typically forged in a crucible, an event or experience that tests and transforms a person. In fact, we are rarely shaped for all time by a single trial or challenge. Rather, we encounter crucibles throughout our lives that try us and change us. World War II was the first of my crucibles, as it was for millions of others, and aging, I suspect, is my last. Now halfway through my ninth decade, I can report that the crucible of age is the most exciting, demanding, curious, frightening, fulfilling, and educational of my life…

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