When George Shultz first joined President Nixon's administration, Washington hand Bryce Harlow offered him a piece of advice that Secretary Shultz has carried with him to this day: “Trust is the coin of the realm.” Now, on his 100th birthday, Shultz reflects on that lesson across a century of experiences in this personal note to friends and colleagues. "When trust was in the room, whatever room that was—the family room, the schoolroom, the coach’s room, the office room, the government room, or the military room—good things happened. When trust was not in the room, good things did not happen. Everything else is details."
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