Our economy and the competitive environment within which we operate have taken on the fluidity and confusion of war. This demands the sort of leader who can manage effectively under "wartime" conditions.

Our reality has become non-linear, with the future no longer easily predictable, not even from today to tomorrow. Evidence of how the velocity and magnitude of change have increased includes the possibility that a company can reach $100 million of sales in six years, far less than the 16 to 20 years of a generation earlier.

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