Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Do politics have much in common with business?

In some countries people move seamlessly between government, politics and business. This happens less in the US or other English speaking countries than in many others. The fact is that it rarely works as well as expected. In any sphere of influence there is learning and outsiders rarely appreciate it. Anyone's job looks easy to someone who has no idea how to do it.

It is nevertheless interesting that Carly Fiorina is playing such an active and visible position in John McCain's election bid. I suspect that it takes someone without much self-doubt or introspection to think that they can move seamlessly from business to politics.

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