Erskine Bowles is an American political figure and businessman. From the years 2005 up until 2008 Bowles played the role of President for the University of North Carolina System. Bowles also played the role of White House Chief of Staff from 1997-1998. Bowles was born in North Carolina and his father was a Democratic politician. He completed his graduation with a business degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After the completion of his graduation he worked for Morgan Stanley for a brief period of time. Following this brief job, Bowles went on to serve in the United States Coast Guard from a brief period of time and shortly after went on to complete his MBA from Columbia Business School.
"Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts."
Bowles is an ingenious man who is also extremely famous for his political quotes. Erskine’s quotes encourage administrations to have clearly defined goals, time lines and objectives so that the people of the administration can be held responsible and accountable. Bowles adages are proof of the sincere worries he has about the debt of the United States and strongly feels that debt is like a cancer that will destroy the country from within.