Throw caution to the wind. With great risks come great rewards. Fortune favors the bold. English expressions like these have always celebrated men and women of action. But perhaps we should be celebrating cooler heads. Perhaps we should be studying the cautious, the careful, and the patient among us. Vasili Arkhipov was all of these things. Because of his caution, patience, and restraint, he stopped World War III and saved the lives of millions.