We shall not cease from explorationAnd the end of all our exploringWill be to arrive where we startedAnd know the place for the first time.

—T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

The final predictable miracle I will mention in this book was in many ways the most astounding of all. It seemed to bring me back to the very beginning of the circle, to my father and Watergate, and, at the same time, to confirm the nature of my work for the next phase of my life.


I was working on the last two chapters of this book when I received a telephone call from Peter Senge’s secretary at MIT. She was setting up a conference call among Peter, ...

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