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By Carly Fiorina

“There are every kind of the reason why humans fail to fulfill their power. possibly they lack opportunity, perhaps they lack aid, might be they lack tools or education or schooling. yet each person has potential. This i do know. Our Founders knew it too. that they had the radical perception that the precise to satisfy your potential— to use your God-given gifts—is a correct that comes from God and can't be taken away by means of government.”

Since the 2006 book of her New York Times bestseller, Tough Choices, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has confronted a brand new around of challenges. She ran for the Senate as a Republican in deep-blue California yet was once not able to unseat the entrenched incumbent. She battled breast cancer, wondering if she’d even live on. Worst of all, she suffered the devastating lack of a loved daughter. Yet regardless of those setbacks and tragedies, she remains undaunted: “I’ve come to work out classes and benefits in these passages. i do know now that existence isn't really measured in time. existence is measured in love and optimistic contributions and moments of grace.”

Now, Fiorina stocks the teachings she’s learned from either her problems and triumphs. Drawing on her event as a pioneering company and nonprofit leader, a politically lively citizen, and a parent, she diagnoses the most important challenge dealing with our country today: untapped power. Too usually, American men and girls are held again by means of platforms that prevent them from operating and flourishing. Too many people lose desire for themselves. Too many lack the opportunity to exploit their presents and dwell lives of meaning, dignity, and purpose.

In 2014, Fiorina introduced the Unlocking Potential Project, a brand new grassroots association, to percentage a message with those that fear approximately America’s future: we've got all of the assets we have to prosper, but we don’t faucet into them. by means of ignoring conservative principles—or failing to articulate these ideas in ways that hook up with general people—politicians have failed their ingredients, leaving behind them to the crushing burden of our bloated government.

Fiorina believes that politics, like enterprise, is primarily approximately humans. With heat and compassion, she offers a imaginative and prescient that reaches throughout the usual limitations of gender, race, source of revenue, and party affiliation to craft a message that appeals to a wide range of usa citizens: a message of desire. As she learned dealing with life’s demanding situations, “Hope is a curiously strong thing.” Her story—and her ideas—will restore hope to these discouraged concerning the destiny.

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