I lost my business when The World Trade Center was demolished in the attacks on September 11, 2001. I was lucky, I could have lost my life. Those who did lose their lives had to be identified by having their next of kin bring hairbrushes and toothbrushes so that their DNA could be matched with their remains. Few bodies were left sufficiently intact to be identified by traditional means.
In light of this and the fact that thousands of terrorists would like to inflict even more heinous calamities on Americans, I don't understand why so many people say that our security isn't worth $1 a day. (The $10 billion spent on the war in Iraq translates into each American paying $1 a day over the course of a month.)
Further examples of how one second, one second, one bullet, one word, one vote, $1 a day have changed the world are contained in my latest book, The Power of Incremental Advantage: How Incremental Improvements Produce Dramatically Disproportionate Results.