Late in 2014 I had the honour of being a guest at National Australia Bank’s “Night of Nights”, a celebration of its best employees in south-eastern Australia. Its geographical head of small business acting as master of ceremonies, asked rhetorically during his keynote address, “How can a business where team always comes first, overtly recognise individual achievements too?” Well he said, “Personal achievement comes with qualities essential to an organisation as a whole: passion, discipline, selflessness, courage and resilience”. Ever-thinking of historical context, his words drew me to an anniversary the world would recall just two weeks later. December 16, 2014, would mark the 70th anniversary of “The Battle of the Bulge”. A World War Two campaign signalling the penultimate end of Nazism: its…