I am pleased to announce the release of my latest audiobook, Dangerous Leaders: How and Why Lawyers Must be Taught to Lead, by Anthony C. Thompson.
What do the collapse of Enron (2001), the “Bridgegate” scandal (2013), and the Flint water crisis (2016) have in common? Each incident occurred as a result of multiple failures of leadership. In particular, there were failures of leadership by decision-makers with legal training.
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All of us have probably spoken and written the word “philosophy” at various times in our lives. It might have been when we were teenagers or young adults, at a time when we strove to more clearly define our individual identities by expounding on “our philosophy”, possibly to receive an adult eye-roll in response. It might have been in college, when we took “Introduction to Philosophy” as an undergraduate. (I did, and I got the worst grade of my entire college career, but that is another story. I think I was too young to get it.) Or it might have been when we encountered the term in studying the foundations of a formalized belief system.
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In the summer of 1627, corsairs from the Barbary Coast sailed about 3,000 miles to Iceland, killed or captured nearly 400 people, and took their captives back to North Africa to sell as slaves. Ólafur Egilsson, a 65-year old Icelandic Lutheran pastor, was taken in the raid, along with his wife and children. The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson is his first-person account of how he survived the raid and its aftermath, written after his return to Iceland in 1628.
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