My Inc. story today, “Bill Clinton on Nelson Mandela, for His 100th Birthday,” begins
Bill Clinton on Nelson Mandela, for His 100th Birthday
The father of his nation was born 100 years ago today. Bill Clinton’s anecdote reveals the change he created in the world.
Nelson Mandela was born on this day in 1918. Few people become the father of a nation.
He was imprisoned for 27 years beginning at age 45. Where most people would give up, he persevered.
Eventually he negotiated from prison with the presidents of his country. He later got their job.
Think about that the next time you have reason to complain about your boss. It puts things in perspective.
Bill Clinton on Nelson Mandela
Bill Clinton told a story in the introduction to Mandela’s autobiography that reveals the character of the man, as well as the changes of in the world he helped create.
Bill Clinton wrote
A friend of mine once saw Mandela in a South African airport and told me this story. The president had noticed a lady who was walking with her daughter, a beautiful five- or six-year-old girl, with blond hair and blue eyes.
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