Last night I completed Team of Rivals, Doris Goodwin's
biography of Lincoln, which taught me some things about how to
improve teams in my own technology organization.

This book explores Lincoln's management style and
team-building skills in great detail. Lincoln built an team
via his cabinet that was effective enough to win a war
and end an abhorrent slavery practice that had bedeviled
smart people for generations. How did he do this exactly?