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World Leadership



World Leadership is the story of our world and how societies rise into leadership positions. Societal leadership throughout history has been driven by a handful of innovations. Now new innovations are appearing that will have a major impact on the world order. Societies with a desire to become the leader, or to retain leadership, have a tremendous opportunity. However, such change can also be perilous without a better understanding of how societies progress. World Leadership describes a path forward and a way to achieve societal goals peaceably.

About the Author

Neil Hamblin is the Owner/President of STRATLOG, a strategy and logistics consulting firm. He has been a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and several government agencies. He has authored or contributed to several government reports. In 2006, he was on a project in Iraq and saw the challenges the U.S. and its allies faced at nation-building. He sensed that a holistic understanding of how societies develop was missing, and needed. He is a former Marine Corps Officer, holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and has an MBA from Northwestern University. He lives in the Washington D.C. metro area. 



“A major work of historical and political insight, World Leadership provides an informed and informative framework for understanding the evolution of human history, as well as contemporary and rational extrapolations as to what can be expected over the next several decades as technological innovation and a continued globalization impact upon current nation states and international relations.”

                                                                          —Midwest Book Review

“An interesting and enjoyable look at the history of cultural leadership and societal advancement, as well as what the future may hold… I would have liked to have had this book in 2004 prior to my first tour in Afghanistan. It would have helped me better understand many of the cultural leadership and governance challenges I faced and maybe altered my actions in dealing with Afghan leaders. A must read for US military and civilian leaders engaged in the developing world.”

                                                                          —Major General Blake C. Ortner, U.S. Army