Chapter Eight

BEYOND POLITICS

The Royal Navy, Business, and Non-Normal Science

THIS CHAPTER EXAMINES four leaders in three very different areas to see if Leader Filtration Theory holds outside of politics. The first is a legendary British admiral, the second and third are CEOs, and the fourth was a gifted surgeon and cancer researcher. Each existed in an environment in which filtration processes attempted to stop him from making an impact, and each found a way to bypass those processes and become an Unfiltered leader. Jackie Fisher transformed the Royal Navy just in time to fight World War I; Albert Dunlap destroyed Sunbeam; Jamie Dimon saved JPMorgan Chase; and Judah Folkman revolutionized our understanding of cancer.

The Admiral: Sir Jacky ...

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