chapter  1
Leadership and Character
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Consider the following list of leaders, whose names we have drawn from a fairly diverse set of backgrounds:

• Nelson Mandela (the late South African leader), • Bill Gates (co-founder of Microsoft, philanthropist, investor, and

inventor), • Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling (former Enron executives), • Silvio Berlusconi (Italian business and political leader), • Oprah Winfrey (American media proprietor, talk show host, actress,

producer, and philanthropist), • Lance Armstrong (former competitive cyclist), • Bernie Madoff (former stockbroker, investment advisor, financier, and

chairman of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities), • Halla Tomasdottir (co-founder of Audur Capital financial services,

Iceland), and • Richard Fuld (last CEO of Lehman Brothers).