In 1960, two men made a bet. There was only $50 on the line, but millions of people would feel the impact of this little wager. The first man, Bennett Cerf, was the founder of the publishing firm, Random House. The second man was named Theo Geisel, but you probably know him as Dr. Seuss.
I started the company, I had the initial idea, I raised $30 million for it from A+ investors (i.e. "rich people"), I bought two companies for it, I hired the first 50 employees, and then I was shown the door. The reason? I was a bad leader.
So I wrote a story about a school shooting. Except, in my story, once the shooter was cornered by police, instead of blowing his own brains out he began teaching the children himself, executing the ones who misbehaved or didn't follow directions. At first, his executions seemed irrational and cruel.