It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness, that is life.
During my time we had two chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, at different times of course, on the bridge, both of whom asked my permission to sit on the captain’s chair.
It is what you do from now on that will either move our civilization forward a few tiny steps, or else… begin to march us steadily backward.
I am not the archetypal leading man. This is mainly for one reason: as you may have noticed, I have no hair.
What identifies an individual as a king is how other people behave towards him. All authority is assumed, and if other people don’t accept your authority then you don’t have it. Perhaps the critical thing to being a convincing figure of authority is actually not to try too hard.
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