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Escape From Camp 14 – exiting a cultural cesspool

Imagine a life of backbreaking labor, never enough to eat and performance drive by fear.  This is the existence for prisoners in the North Korean political prisons or camps.  Little information is available about life in North Korea, a nation … Continue reading

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Carrying the Flag – just-in-time leadership

If you ever were the last kid left on the playground when your classmates were picking teams for a recess game, then you will identify with Charles Edmondston Whilden.  Born in Charleston in 1824, his family wasn’t wealthy but the … Continue reading

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A Message to Garcia: reliability + resourcefulness = heroism

Andrew Summers Rowan is a forgotten hero from a forgotten war.  It was the war Spain declared on the United States in 1898, largely over the issue of Cuban independence.  Ten weeks after it started, the war was over with … Continue reading

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Endurance – engineering success out of failure

“By endurance we conquer” is the family motto of Sir Ernest Shackleton, a motto he would prove as leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1914.  Shackleton hoped to complete the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent, but he … Continue reading

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