Author(s): Brian Michael Till
Fresh out of college and just beginning his work as a syndicated columnist and a researcher at the New America Foundation, Brian Till set out to interview the former world leaders he most admired. He hardly expected to get his foot in the door-much less to have revelatory, insightful conversations with so many of them. Here, he distills their collective wisdom into key lessons for aspiring leaders of the future, including the best ways to handle opposition, public opinion, and the information revolution. With a stunning list of interviewees including Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Ehud Barak, and Vaclav Havel, and Nobel Laureates Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf, FW de Klerk, and Martti Ahtisaari, among many others, these conversations provide an illuminating, entertaining, and uplifting reminder of what is possible when great leaders inspire and the public is engaged.
About the author:
Brian Michael Till is a Research Fellow at the New America Foundation and a correspondent for The Atlantic. His columns have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Las Vegas Sun, the Los Angeles Daily News, Newsday, The Oregonian, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the St. Petersburg Times. He has been a guest on NPR's Talk of the Nation and has worked with Sen. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont and the Treatment Action Campaign in Cape Town, South Africa. He lives in Washington, D.C.