Tag Archives: Lincoln

The Gettysburg Address in 140 characters or less

We live in the age of the short attention span. Sound bites rule the airwaves. More and more, if it can’t be expressed in 140 characters or less, nobody has the patience to listen to it.

Original text of the Gettysburg AddressInstead of 150 years ago today, I wonder what it would’ve been like if Lincoln had written the Gettysburg Address in the age of Twitter. Something like this, I imagine Continue reading

The key to being the leader I want to be

Cover: Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinI’m about halfway through Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals, which details the history of Abraham Lincoln, his rise to the presidency, and his relationships with the men who vied with him for prominence and then served on his cabinet.

As I read the story, I see two things about Lincoln’s unique style of leadership Continue reading