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CHAPTER 8

The End of the World

Don’t Burn Bridges

The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.

DWIGHT EISENHOWER

For years, people were taking properties and flipping them for insane profits. The economy was on the upswing, and it looked like nothing could stop this crazy, unprecedented wave of prosperity. …

I paced the stage as I talked, feeling the mood of the people in their seats. It was the early dark months of 2009. Talk about times that call for a lighthouse. The country was reeling from its worst economic catastrophe in memory, and our sales force were the walking wounded. There were thousands in the audience, every one of them hanging ...

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