Perry addresses the fact that an analytical way of thinking and approaching problems from his advanced degree in mathematics was a huge asset for his role as the Secretary of Defense. He stresses that the logic of going through the steps of problem solving will help one build objective decisions about the problem.
Innovative Solutions for Dealing with Security Issues
Perry observes that one of the ways to tackle security issues is to hold back proliferation and try to get major nuclear powers to start decreasing their nuclear weapons. He also notes that the danger of nuclear weapons today is greater than ever before, and we should continue to redouble our efforts to try to find ways of eliminating them.
Perry illuminates the common thread of leadership styles and ethical responsibilities in an industry and a government organization. He also observes that practices across the industry and the government bring insights about special techniques and social responsibilities that one can apply in both kinds of organizations.