Accountability has become one of the most talked-about subjects of our time and perhaps the most perplexing of all people-related themes.

This story begins in Denver, Colorado, during the winter holiday season. Pete Williams, like thousands of other travelers in the Rocky Mountain states, has been stranded by an especially heavy snowstorm that has frozen the heartland of America.

Now, let’s start our journey as Stan Kiplinger, a retired business executive, meets Pete Williams, the hard-charging CEO of an internationally recognized electronics manufacturer who has just transitioned his organization into the fiber optics business.

The Amtrak train was the only alternative to waiting out this snowstorm, and Pete Williams ...

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