The authors identify six qualities typically represented in the best decisions: Awareness. Timing. Foresight. Confidence. Humility. Inspiration. These qualities are personified by the exceptional individuals in this book, each of whom made a hard call:
-Branch Rickey’s awareness of the opposition he would face in integrating the Brooklyn Dodgers, and his sagacity in choosing the right man, Jackie Robinson, to break baseball’s color barrier. -Winston Churchill’s foresight in preparing England’s Navy for war. -Anwar Sadat’s and Menachem Begin’s timing in choosing to risk their lives and political careers by seeking peace in the aftermath of war. -Gertrude Ederle’s confidence in deciding to swim the English Channel - and her fortitude in continuing the quest against the wishes of her coach, despite the fact that no woman had ever succeeded. -Reinhold Niebuhr’s humility in deciding to abandon his pacifist views and endorse the use of violence against persecution in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. -Abraham Lincoln’s historic act of inspiration: His decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, the role of faith in his life, and his willingness to suffer for a cause greater than himself.
Woven into these stories are John McCain’s own views on the process and art of decision-making and examples of the hard calls we face in our lives. 'When I assess a decision,' McCain writes, 'I want to know all I can about the character of the decision maker before I examine the properties of the decision, its outcome or how it was arrived at.'
Hard Call is a testament to the people whose choices serve as a beacon for us all.
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|Marca||Hachette - Usa|
|Ano da edição||2008|
|Número de Páginas||288|
|Autor||Salter, Mark; McCain, John|