Thursday, March 20, 2008

Today I learned: Lincoln is my hero!

I just finished Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Fantastic book, but even moreso was the brilliance and goodness of Lincoln himself.  I knew most of the history, but this book really focuses on how he worked with his cabinet - his leadership style and deep understanding of human behavior and motivation.

I recommend this to everyone!

Hmmm... Lawyer from Illinois, from humble beginnings, one term in Washington, running for president.  Everyone counted him out, no one thought he had the experience to survive, let alone thrive, in Washington DC.  That sounds vaguely familiar...

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