Colin Powell is a beautiful man.
That’s what I thought when I first looked at the cover. And, I felt that at an even deeper level after reading this brilliant book.
In fact, one afternoon as part of my shutdown complete ritual I cleared off my desk and put this book in the center as a symbol of my focus for my next morning’s AM1 Deep Work time block.
After placing it there, I was captivated by Powell’s presence and thought to myself as I anticipated my time reading the book, “Wow. I’m really blessed. I get to hang out with the coolest people on the planet.”
Then I thought of just how true that statement is. I get to hang out with some of the world’s leading thinkers (via their books and interviews) AND I get to hang out with YOU. What a joy.
I’m smiling as I type this thinking about the fact that I get paid to basically connect cool people to one another. Thank you for making that possible! I’m honored. Now… On to the show!
I got this book after finding a Colin Powell quote related to a Google search I did on “force multipliers.” It’s a fantastic look at his “Thirteen Rules” of leadership plus a ton of other wisdom.
Of course, it’s packed with Big Ideas. And, of course, I’m excited to share some of my favorites so let’s jump straight in!