It was Sunday, July 27, 1980. I had resigned from the law firm the week before and was spending day and night writing, thinking, and struggling with the philosophical underpinnings of the new enterprise I had decided to found, especially the new leadership curriculum that would be its foundation.

That day, I got up before dawn and went for a long, slow, easy run in Hyde Park. When I returned, I picked up the Sunday Times and went into my flat. After showering, I was thumbing through the newspaper, and when I got to page fourteen, I saw a headline in the education section: “How the Universe Hangs Together.” There was a picture of Dr. David Bohm, Professor of Theoretical Physics at London’s Birkbeck College, with a caption underneath: ...

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