Our nation is great and there is much we can learn from American History to help us not only at being better Americans but also improves how we might look at the opportunities in business that we have been given. Abraham Lincoln wrote one of the most famous speeches in history and content that is often referred to in educational learning experiences. I would like for us to read the Gettysburg Address and then see how it can apply to business practices.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.