"We are on our way to becoming a nation of 'skimmers,' living off the risks of previous generations and constantly taking from the top without adding significantly to its essence. Everything we enjoy as part of our advanced civilization, including the discovery, exploration, and development of our country, came about because previous generations made adventure more important than safety."
Edwin Friedman, A FAILURE OF NERVE
I highly recommend this book. Friedman takes an honest assessment of what is required for true leadership and finds us lacking. More to come.