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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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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Delay is death - Peter the Great

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Home with my wife and all my children.

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. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Beta testing computer strategy games

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I'm convinced it is a decision. I remember well the moment as a teenager when I firmly decided I was going to be happy. And although I have hurt as much as any normal person has hurt, usually because of my own mistakes, I have never forgotten that promise to myself.

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