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are you planning on being the US president? [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2009, 03:41
An interesting review on how Bush's management style affected the republican party. As you might already know, Bush is the first president to have an MBA.

http://www.patrolmag.com/times/1179/the-mba-president
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Re: are you planning on being the US president? [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2009, 05:18
I would never want to be president. Sure, the job comes with some nice perks (taxpayer-funded housing, your own personal 747, ability to use the pick-up line "Hey, I'm the leader of the free world, what do you do?" etc) but you pretty much have to sell your soul to get there. Plus, as executive jobs go, the pay stinks ($400k per year I think).

Interesting article, and it brought up some interesting points. Although I think that it was a little too flattering to Bush. There's a lot about his management style - especially avoiding divergent viewpoints and a reputed distaste for detailed briefings - that I think would translate to a lack of success as a business executive as well.
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Re: are you planning on being the US president? [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2009, 02:01
The comp is phenomenal once you "retire." Speaking engagements and book deals are very easy money, but that's probably not why people want to become Pres in the first place.
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Re: are you planning on being the US president? [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2009, 15:07
I thought this article by Bob Woodward really showcased some of the important aspects of leadership and the mistakes Bush made.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/14/AR2009011402791_pf.html
Re: are you planning on being the US president?   [#permalink] 17 Jan 2009, 15:07
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