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Leadership and Crisis Hardcover – November 15, 2010
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From the Back Cover
PRAISE FOR BOBBY JINDAL
From a massive oil spill off the coast of Louisiana to two major hurricanes, Bobby Jindal’s competent, no–nonsense, hands–on leadership has brought comfort to a state that had lost confidence in its leaders. Whether it’s ethics, education, or healthcare, Bobby has emerged as one of the most talented, reform-minded governors in the nation.”
Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House
Bobby Jindal’s principled leadership shows that conservative ideas applied to today’s problems can net real results. He is emerging as one of the nation’s most competent leaders.”
Jeb Bush, former Governor, Florida
I don’t agree with the guy on everything, but Governor Jindal has provided competent, honest, and personable leadership throughout some of Louisiana’s toughest times.”
James Carville, Democratic Strategist
If you are looking for a takecharge guy, a leader who understands the need for quick, strong, and decisive action, look no further than Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.”
Sean Payton, coach of Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints
About the Author
Peter Schweizer and Curt Anderson also contributed to Leadership and Crisis. Peter Schweizer is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and author of the New York Times bestseller, Do As I Say (Not As I Do). Curt Anderson served in the White House under President Reagan and is a long time friend of the Governor and Mrs. Jindal.
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He front loads the material you are most likely to be interested in. The first chapter discusses the BP Oil spill and what he tried to do to protect Louisiana and how the Obama Administration actively got in the way. The second chapter talks about who he is and how he became governor of Louisiana. He is a Christian son of Hindu immigrants and was raised in Louisiana. Later in the book he describes his journey to his conversion to Christianity and how he relates to his family's devout Hindu roots.
He shows flashes of humor in the book. He notes that his father told him that he could grow up to be any kind of doctor he wanted. He is also frank about the famously failed teleprompter speech responding to Obama. Frankly, given our current President's utter dependence on that machine, I find Jindal's lack of talent with it a positive quality. And he takes pride in being "the most boring Governor in Louisiana's history".
Jindal did well in school and has been an achiever all his young life. Right now he is only 39 years old. He demonstrates his willingness to stand up for his ideas all his life no matter what those in authority thought. While at Oxford he took on Richard Dworkin and at Harvard he asked Larry Summers about the lack of intellectual diversity.Read more ›
Jindal criticizes Federal plans on the oil spill. He thought the plan to burn marshes contaminated with oil was "crazy". He believes the Federal government failed to deliver enough resources. Jindal believes multiple actions are needed to control a spill, from placing sand bags to skimmers to constructing sand berms. He further believes the Federal government was slow to obtain funds from BP for containing the spill they caused. He further believes the Federal government failed to challenge the informaiton BP was providing and they should have been questioining their assertions.
Jindal concludes a central command from a remote locaiton can't properly oversee a crisis. This crisis led Jindal to create principals of leadership during a crisis.Read more ›
During political campaigns, both parties divide people's interests and concerns into neat little categories. Well-paid pollsters discern people's attitudes by splicing and dicing. They poll about healthcare, foreign policy, defense, the economy, and moral issues. Our political dialogue is conducted in much the same way. Pundits go on the cable networks and pontificate on some narrow subject, then give way to other pundits sharing their expertise on some other narrow subject.
But that is not how real life works. All these issues are interconnected. Like spokes in a wheel, they are all linked to one central hub: America's culture."
In other words: IT'S THE CULTURE, STUPID. Hello... is there anyone out there who can articulate a discourse where we begin to connect the dots. A deficit driven economy and abortion rights stem from the same source... THE CULTURE. To change the reckless path we're on, we MUST change the culture. How do we do that? Read "Leadership And Crisis".
Disclaimer: I have absolutely no connection in any way to Bobby Jindal. I didn't know anything about him before I picked up this book. Having read it, I can enthusiastically endorse it as one powerful read. I`ve also read Newt Gingrich's "To Save America". Newt should read Bobby. This could be one powerful team (in any order). I'm just sayin...
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This non-fictional comedy has a lot to be desired. Hopefully he has the chance to get another editor for a better release, unlike his "white photo" commissioned in the... Read morePublished 8 days ago by pancakewizard
The price of the book is worth it just for chapter 1 alone. The rest of the chapters seemed to not speak to me like the first one did but I'm glad I bought it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Delores M. Baber
This is the kind of person we want for President. There is a strength, intelligence and loyalty to what our country was meant to be. He looks for answers and results.Published 6 months ago by Lynn Rogers
I like the facts with numbers. Straight to the point. He would make a excellent president. Especially to make this country progress.Published 7 months ago by maurice jaxon
This autobiography of Louisiana's Governor begins with an attack on President Obama for visiting his during the major oil spill and not once mentioning the spill. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Leon Czikowsky
Bobby Jindal is a great thinker and a brave man. This is a good book but somehow did not engage me like I thought it would.Published 19 months ago by Ann Mix
Jindals's book points out the common sense requirements to get our democracy working for us again. From recommendations such as a balance budget amendment to term limits for... Read morePublished on December 27, 2013 by M. Lozano
I'm often asked "How did you find that book by Governor Bobby Jindal?" Here's my quick answer. The Barnes and Noble where i live has an elevator. Read morePublished on December 12, 2013 by Don T. Alligeary
Bobby Jindal may be a candidate for President. This book proves that he would be a damn fine one. Of course, that's why it was written.Published on November 28, 2013 by Scotch7