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Jean Lipman-Blumen discusses her book, “The Connective Edge.” She begins by explaining how technology and nuclear weapons have changed the way people look at leadership. She talks about how building temporary coalitions with others can be an important part of business. Lipman-Blumen describes America’s three different styles of leadership: individual, authoritarian, and cooperative. She says that leaders today have a responsibility to other people and must consider the needs of outside groups. She discusses how unions are beginning to suffer and are declining from a lack of vision and leadership. She ends the interview by comparing how computer companies Microsoft and Apple conduct business, and the connections they have made to other software companies.