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Leadership Rules: 50 Timeless Lessons For Leaders by Jo Owen

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CHAPTER 38

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TRUST

Technology shrinks the world. We know instantly when disaster strikes on the opposite side of the world, and normally have video footage to show it. Within business, video conferencing and email make the most distant suppliers seem like neighbours next door, albeit neighbours with funny work and sleep patterns.

The Roman Empire had fantastic technology: underfloor heating, running water and a functioning road system. Getting a message from one end of the Empire to another would take weeks, even on the best roads. And yet Rome ruled one of the largest empires ever for over 400 years without any of the technology we take for granted.

When Pilate left Rome with the less than attractive brief of running ...

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