Principled Action: Lessons from the Origins of the American Republic


James D. Best is the author of The Digital Organization, Tempest at Dawn, The Shopkeeper, Leadville, Murder at Thumb Butte, and The Shut Mouth Society. James has also written two regular magazine columns and numerous journal articles. He was CIO for AlliedSignal and was COO of Grand Circle Travel, the Scottsdale Center for Business Technology, and Vista Software. Best lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with his wife, Diane, and maintains a summer home in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Prior to 1776, world history was primarily written about kings and emperors. The American experiment shook the world. Not only did the colonies break away from the biggest and most powerful empire in history, but they also took the musings of the brightest thinkers of the Enlightenment and implemented them. The founding of the United States was simultaneously an armed rebellion against tyranny and a revolution of ideas—ideas that changed the course of world history.


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