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 / Autumn 2012 / Issue 68(originally published by Booz & Company)


Riding with Hannibal

At the beginning of the book, Kluth cites Rudyard Kipling’s injunction: “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster / And treat those two impostors just the same.…”

By the end, it is abundantly clear what Kipling meant. Neither triumph nor disaster is what it seems. Triumph can lead to overconfidence, which is often followed by destruction; disaster, on the other hand, is often a prelude to renewal. This wise book helps readers see through the illusions of success and failure to the realities hidden beneath their surface.

Author Profile:

  • David K. Hurst is a contributing editor of strategy+business. His latest book is The New Ecology of Leadership: Business Mastery in a Chaotic World (Columbia University Press, 2012),


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