Special thanks go to Troy N. Miller, who worked with me for years as a producer and writer for the television show The Big Picture, which I hosted every weeknight for seven years in Washington, DC. Troy worked hard as a researcher, sounding board, and editor, and deserves recognition for it.

At Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Steve Piersanti—who was the founder—worked with me to kick off this series. It’s been a labor of love for both of us, and I’m so grateful to Steve for his insights, rigor, and passion for this project. Of the many other people at BK who have helped with this book (and some projects associated with it), special thanks to Jeevan Sivasubramaniam (who has helped keep me sane for years) and Neal Maillet, a constant ...

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