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Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything by Mark Albers, Tim Irwin

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CHAPTER 6

DANGER—HIGH VOLTAGE

“Great men are almost always bad.”

—LORD ACTON

Those old grainy black-and-white films still haunt me—the ones of Hiroshima, after the crew of a B-29 bomber called the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the city toward the end of World War II: the mushroom cloud followed by the firestorm and the absolute devastation to the city and its inhabitants. All we see is rubble, a few tree stumps, and dead bodies for miles in every direction. That event galvanized the world’s attention. People everywhere suddenly became aware of the exponential power of nuclear energy, and they feared what could happen if it were misdirected ...

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