This book is the second volume of my experience during a unique period in world history. The year covered in this book is 2021. This book is not only a documentary of my experience, it is also intended to refine the mountain of knowledge we have already collected on the topic of leadership. Times of crisis will often reveal the true character of people occupying leadership positions. It often also reveals leaders who step into the breach who are not in an official leadership position.
In early 2020, the world was hit with a pandemic such as my generation had never before experienced. While the world has undoubtedly had pandemics in the past, and several close calls from other deadly viruses, the COVID-19 virus presented a real global challenge. While its origins will be debated for some time to come and perhaps never fully resolved, let it suffice to state that most of the planet's seven billion inhabitants were affected in some way, shape, or form by this monumental event. While this story began in 2020 (refer to Orbis Torva Messor – Volume 1 – 2020), this volume focuses upon the events I experienced in California and Las Vegas during 2021 as viewed through a leadership lens and the continuing pursuit to corral the COVID virus.