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Wallis Simpson, Inspirational Thinker?

Yesterday we were chatting about Wallis Simpson, the somewhat slippery woman for whom King Edward VIII gave up his crown.

Today we discover that the Institute of Leader Arts has declared her an icon of modern self-actualization.

Her plan was simple. Get to England. Meet the prince. Get him to fall in love with her. Divorce her husband. Marry the prince. Clearly she was committed to her ‘impossible dream’ from the start…

Simpson’s strategy may have been deceitful and without moral principles, but without a doubt, it was an amazing demonstration of the power of the principles of strategy in an entirely non-business and non-war situation.


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