Author and Jigsaw CEO Jared Cohen talks about power, successorship, and what he learned from studying Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and other incidental chairmen.
By day, Jared Cohen uses engineering to combat terrorism-he’s the CEO of Jigsaw, previously part of Google and now under Alphabet. Before that he served in the State Department and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, where he made his master’s in international relations. In his spare time, he’s a student of history and political science. His new book, Accidental Chairwomen: Eight Humanity Who Changed America, examines how unplanned presidential modulations have mold America. Here, he talks with Wharton organizational psychologist Adam Grant about what he has learned about supremacy and leadership succession from those individuals who ascended to the Oval Office without being elected.
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