Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Abraham Lincoln the Grinder

David Brooks has an interesting piece in the New York Times, suggesting that Abraham Lincoln might become the "dominant image of business success" in the United States. At first, I thought Brooks was trying to be funny, but he has a very nice point. He writes, "Success, for most Americans, really is built upon the slow, steady, boring accumulation of accomplishments and money. Most successful people, like Lincoln, also have a core faith in the moral power of hard work." Count me in!