What made Obama president? His absent father.

Here it is, the timeless formula for great leaders. Good or bad. Thomas Jefferson or Adolf Hitler. But you are not going to like it. Most great figures in history were “mama’s boys” with an absent father. But here is the key. It was not good enough to be absent. The prisons of the worldContinue reading “What made Obama president? His absent father.”

The Absent Father: A surprising lesson from history

“There is no passion more deeply rooted in my bosom than the longing for posterity to support my father’s name.”   – John Quincy Adams   There is curious anecdotal evidence that some of history’s most powerful leaders came from homes with absent fathers.  And we are seeing this scenario acted out again in theContinue reading “The Absent Father: A surprising lesson from history”