Tuesday, July 02, 2024

Those Who Knew

 Politico gives a post-debate look at the Biden inner circle.


Steve said...

“It’s like, ‘You can’t include that, that will set him off,’ or ‘Put that in, he likes that,’” said one senior administration official. “It’s a Rorschach test, not a briefing. Because he is not a pleasant person to be around when he’s being briefed. It’s very difficult, and people are scared shitless of him.”

If subordinates were describing the CEO of a large firm in this way, what would your advice to the board be?

Michael Wade said...


I'd advise them to have a blunt discussion with him. Unfortunately, if the CEO is producing the desired results, the board will usually ignore it. Consider Steve Jobs at Apple.

On the other hand, Biden doesn't have the record of Steve Jobs.