Being a sci-fi fan the recent election of Donald Trump
immediately called to mind the famous lines on topic written by
Douglas Adams in 'A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Adams
wrote 'It is a well known fact that people who most want to
rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. So to
summarise the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves
made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.'
How those words haunt me now. How reality suddenly imitates
What then I wondered is really involved in being the President
of the USA. The educational resource website www.scholastic.co.uk
provides a handy job description. I learned that there are seven
roles and boy are they far ranging including 'boss to millions
of civil servants, entertaining Japanese diplomats at the White
House, writing letters to the Russian leaders and deciding whether
and which countries to bomb. I mused on this role and its diversity
and thought of my own role as President of Briffa and how very
diverse that is also, being bossy, entertaining, crafting letters,
deciding when to attack and when to seek reconciliation etc. What
is it then that keeps all Presidents going in their role whether
they are in politics or business and whether suited to the demands
of the job or not. The answer I think is that whether you agree
with their vision or not all Presidents clearly have one and are on
a mission to see that vision though. Briffa's mission is to
help businesses use their intellectual property to make their
business a great success. The whole team here believes in the
mission and that it is a mission for good. For that reason the
mission is successful. Likewise President's Trump mission will
need to be a mission that results in good things being done if it
is to be viewed by history as a successful one.
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