Together, We Can Change the World

Early in 2001, before September 11, Peter Drucker said, “The next ten years will be years of great political turmoil in many parts of the world, including the United States.” Life was lovely in that bubble before September 11, and some people were puzzled by Peter’s pessimism. How sadly prescient Peter’s message was.

By the time you read this column, the election will be over and the United States of America will have a new president. A page will have turned—but the challenges we face will continue. Turmoil is not new to our people.

So what will we do in those early months of 2009 to heal and unify our people, our country? For it is the responsibility of each one of us to respond. Remember John W. Gardner’s “Bugle ...

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