The Ides of March: A Leadership Epic Fail

Barry Strauss, ‘The Ides of March: A Leadership Epic Fail‘, The Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2016 —– The Ides of March: A Leadership Epic Fail Lessons from Julius Caesar about what not to do when running a company. When it comes to leadership, history offers few more teachable moments than the Ides of March. On that day, March 15, …

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Happy Ides of March!

Today is a great day…except if your name is Julius Caesar! To commemorate the Ides of March, there have been many notable postings on the Internet highlighting The Death of Caesar: The Wall Street Journal has published an excellent op-ed of mine discussing the leadership failures on March 15th, 44BC (reading the article may require a subscription so stay tuned …

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Something Special for the Ides Tomorrow…

Friends, Romans, Countrymen! Something very special will be made available for you tomorrow on the Ides of March… On Sunday, March 13th, Barry was interviewed by Fareed Zakaria on Fareed Zakaria GPS (a CNN program) discussing The Death of Caesar and how the life of Julius Caesar related to the 2016 American Election. This will made available for the public …

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Caesar’s Last Hurrah

            On March 14, 44 B.C., the day before the Ides of March, Caesar went to the dinner party from hell. The scene was the Roman house of his friend Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. Caesar brought with him another friend, Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus. Lepidus was a glorified errand boy for the dictator but he was a loyalist and Caesar had …

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The Great Santini

The weekend brought the sad news of the passing of novelist Pat Conroy at age 70. I mourn him and send condolences to his family. His books bordered on bathos but also on poetry. I love them. They evoke a sumptuous sense of place in South Carolina. And, from the moment I first read them, they spoke to me, as …