On Friday night, I talked to Bill Clinton, for an hour, about everything from being a Rhodes scholar, to serving as President, to the role of Dick Morris to…..most important and intriguing, his thoughts on the current President living in the White House.
I told Bill that although I did not vote for him, I respected him, but that I could not say the same about Obama. In fact, that I believe Obama does not love America.
I wanted Bill’s opinion of that touchy, explosive subject. And I got what I asked for without a pause from Clinton.
From Bill’s perspective, “Well, I do think he likes, yes loves America, but he has a leadership flaw. He is a tough, hard-nosed politican and he thinks that’s enough to get what you want, but that’s so far from the truth.
“You see Mark, Obama is real good at the macro but he just doesn’t get the micro. And no leader can be succeessful–not in business or in politics–floating in the macro without navigating the micro.”
To Clinton, and to every truly successful business person I have ever met, the ability to listen to people, to absorb as opposed to simply preach or command, to be flexible enough to pivot when the marketplace/voters require it, that’s the key to strongEmail This Post