Doug Wead

Doug Wead is a former special assistant to President George H. W. Bush and is now a prominent corporate and university campus speaker. A cofounder of the relief organization Mercy Corps and author of twenty-seven books, including the New York Times bestseller All the Presidents' Children, he lives near Washington, D.C., with his family. Visit his websites at www.dougwead.com and www.mercycorps.com.
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Delay is death - Peter the Great

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Theme from Jean de Florette by Jean-Claude Petit, The Godfather Theme, Somewhere Out There, The Rainbow Connection, There's a Place for Us.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Jeanne d’Arc. And I would say, “Listen, young lady. You don’t have to lie at your upcoming trial but you could be little bit more like our own Bill Clinton and just not tell them everything.”

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. George Smiley; from John LeCarre's novels

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That I will die before I get my home movies edited.

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