PART ITrading Your Kingdomfor a Horse

FEW RULERS IN literature can top Shakespeare’s Richard III for self-centeredness and inhumanity. Dismounted on the battlefield, with his life in the balance, he cries out, “A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!” At that moment, he would gladly give up all the wealth and power he has accumulated for a practical means that will bring his survival.

Each of us is in the same spot—facing the same choice. Our marketplace is the field of battle, and we have to decide whether to hold on to the power and privilege we have worked so hard to acquire, or to pass it on in exchange for a better chance for survival.

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