Based on the life experiences of a small-town Midwestern kid who grows up to become a business leader, "A Kid from Momence... Growing Up After the War" navigates the evolution of American industry, global business, politics, music, media, and education since the end of the war.
The book also serves as a primer for any young manager seeking to find a pathway to executive management. It is a remarkable story of how a music teacher leaves his career in his late thirties and scratches his way to the position of a CEO in the business world.
The scope of the work includes small town Americana, big city machine politics, global business, faith, family, the power of music and how American society has changed since the demise of industrial America and the rise of the technological age.
McNulty's extensive review of the global economy and how it shapes American life today is perfect for the layman interested in how business works around the world and here at home. The author's experience in China over the last ten years provides a unique explanation for China's rise, its current challenges and its impact on American choices.
America's challenge to capitalize on the highly connected virtual world, while, at the same time, insulate the country from radical terrorist invasion in our open society, defines what the author submits, is the challenge for the current generation about to lead in the 21st Century.
A reflection for all War Babies, it is an artful, detailed and often humorous explanation of the post-war years. The book puts today's unpredictable world in a manageable context for The Greatest Generation, The Baby Boomers, and Millennials on the brink of taking the baton.