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CHAPTER 4

Anchors to Windward

Earn Your Position

He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.

DOUGLAS MACARTHUR

There aren’t many people about whom you can say that the fate of civilization genuinely rested on their shoulders. Winston Churchill was one of those rare individuals. Churchill is remembered as one of the twentieth century’s greatest leaders. That isn’t because everything was awesome and rosy and prosperous in the U.K. when he was prime minister. It was one of the ugliest times in that nation’s history. At his moment of greatest leadership, 6,000 people a night ...

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