Chapter 8. Wells and the Security Guy Travel the Globe


I am constantly gratified by flattering untruths about English superiority which I should reject indignantly were the application bluntly personal. This habit of intensifying all class definitions, and particularly those in which one has a personal interest, is in the very constitution of man’s mind. It is part of the defect of that instrument.

 --H.G. Wells, A Modern Utopia (1905)

I find Wells’s self-criticism in A Modern Utopia refreshing, and I wish more business people could examine their own attitudes and biases with equal candor while factoring in some cultural sensitivity along the way. It is this posture that I bring to Part 2, “Reality, Illusion, and the Souk,” where you will get ...

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