Setbacks pave the way for progress: Lincoln in 1855

1855 was a disappointing year for Lincoln. Not only did he lose in his Senate campaign, but he was also mocked and humiliated by fellow lawyers in the McCormick v. Manny case. Whenever I face personal setbacks and failures, I think about Lincoln in 1855 as it gives me strength.

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Grow Your Ambition with Your Capabilities, Not the Other Way Around

Should we conceive a grand ambition and then try to achieve it, or should we cherish the present and grow our ambition as our opportunities grow? A contrast between two U.S. Presidents, John Quincy Adams and Abraham Lincoln, shows us that growing ambition with capabilities, not the other way around, might be better.

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Brexit and the Green New Deal: An Aesopian Analysis

What do the Brexit and the Green New Deal have in common? This post explores the similarities in leadership in both movements and offers a suggestion to the kind of leadership needed to make positive, concrete changes happen.

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