War. Genocide. Rape. Poverty. Climate disruption. Weapons of mass destruction. Inadequate education and healthcare. Hunger. Corruption. Crime. Injustice. Inequality.
Is there a common denominator underpinning these pervasive crimes?
Heidi Delisle, CEO of Illumina, a technology powerhouse, believes there is. From her vantage point, testosterone is at the core of all of these issues.
What was useful to evolution has become its nemesis, and the stakes have become apocryphal. Spears have become ballistic missiles. Rampant pursuits of profits are killing the earth's climates, oceans, and all dependent species, us included. Widening wealth threatens political systems, and unbridled, male-based dogma across cultures cornerstones opposition to systematically broaching these issues with conscience, common sense, and compromise.
There is a better way. For humankind to survive itself, more women must take on positions of power: from universities, to corporations, to the highest levels of government. Globally. And we are already behind the eight ball, which has a clean shot at pushing the Doomsday Clock just three more minutes to midnight. The shift to a more feminine philosophy behind the levers of power must be dramatically accelerated. Which is precisely Heidi's plan.
She has developed a line of pluripotent stem cells that can trigger in men the production of Estetrol (E4), a type of estrogen historically only produced during pregnancy. Tests have shown a remarkable shift in the male mindset, from me-first to community thinking, nuking to nurturing, controlling to collaborating, fighting to befriending. From Heidi's perspective, this is exactly what the world needs.
Aided by six other women, each with their own story to tell, The Magnificent Seven take up the absurd challenge of dosing key global leaders, culminating in the US Presidential election, as the world gyrates toward political and military destruction of cataclysmic scale.
About the Author
I have two purposes in life. One, to constructively rock the boat. Two, to help everyone I can reach, in the time of my life, live happy, healthy, meaningful lives. At 14, I survived a cerebral aneurysm. At 18 and then twice again at 20, I survived major colon procedures. I'll let you connect the dots.: -) In 2005, I wrote my first book, Passion at Work (Pearson Prentice Hall), which led to a speaking/workshop business with the likes of Cisco, Pfizer, E&Y, Oracle, and HP. I am looking to scale my purposes with the The E Ticket. Most recently, in my spare time, I have run People departments at internet firms (which also allow me to release my purposes). Prior work includes strategy, turnaround, and eBusiness consulting and supply chain for a global chemical concern. I am grateful to have degrees from places (Vassar, Wharton) that not-coincidentally also reflect these purposes. I have an amazing spouse, three kicking kids and a rather smug and slightly fat cat. I live on Boston's North Shore, love the ocean and mountains and groove on most things you can do on both. I also have a hankering for bridge, mindfullness and science.