Release of his book, "It Worked for Me: in Life and Leadership".
3 Print Biographies |
8 Portrayals |
4 Interviews |
22 Articles |
3 Magazine Cover Photos |
Gen. Colin Powell | General Colin Powell
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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We need people who know how the system runs, but it really is not necessary to stay there for an entire career. When I was made a three-star general, I was congratulated and told, "Two years from now to the day, if we haven't given you another job or promotion we expect your resignation on our desk". That's not bad.
In his autobiography, he claims that his mother is descended from Gen. Sir Eyre Coote (b. 1760, d. 1823), Governor of Jamaica (1806-1808) though he does not provide details of the descent.